Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Green Choices Wednesday

                          This..............or This?

Here's another disposable vs. reuseable choice.

Paper cups come from a "renewable resource." However, the production and the distribution chains for paper products expend irreplaceable fossil fuel and create greenhouse gases and other pollutants. They also add a lot of volume to landfills, and are slow to decompose. The point is that all disposable products turn resources into garbage after a single use, wasting fuel and generating pollution in the process!

A glass is used over and over, and can be recycled at the end of its life, making new glass products. 

I no longer use paper cups in the bathroom or elsewhere.  Instead I use a glass. Some green choices may result in an inconvenience or require a sacrifice.  This choice only requires washing the glass as needed.  Simple and easy!

This post talks about paper cups.  At this time, I won't even get started on foam!  Maybe next week!

Consider ways to eliminate "disposable" products from your life!

Think Green and live Green!

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