Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Green Choices Wednesday
Readers of previous Green Choices posts know how much I dislike styrofoam, and also how much I despise unnecessary use of disposable products.
I was proud of my wife last week! We went to a restaurant for our anniversary. She doesn't have the appetite that I do, and hardly ever finishes a restaurant dinner. She takes the leftovers home for a nice lunch. Restaurants always use foam containers. She isn't a fan of disposable waste either, but we always seem to forget to bring a reusable container. Last week, as usual, she ate about half of her meal. And then, she pulled a reusable container out of her purse, and put the leftovers in it.
The waiter had probably never seen a diner bring his or her own container, and said he'd have been happy to package it for her. I just said, "Thanks, but we'd rather not use the foam. It's a tree-hugger thing."
A small gesture, but it made me feel good. A simple choice, and such an easy way to make a small difference! And maybe it will cause the waiter or other diners give thought to easy choices that can make a difference.
Think Green and Live Green!