View Single Post
Old 10-25-2010, 12:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
tasdrouille's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mirabel, QC
Posts: 1,672

The Guzzler - '08 Hyundai Elantra GL
90 day: 33.12 mpg (US)

Got Soul? - '11 Kia Soul 2U
Thanks: 35
Thanked 85 Times in 56 Posts
I don't care much about trash, probably because we don't produce much to start with.

OTOH I worry about recycling a lot. We have a quite big recycling bin. The kind you often see in rural communities. The big square ones with wheels. And it's always too small for us. I have to pay attention how to pack it to make sure everything fits in every week. The reason I worry is not because I think I need a bigger recycling bin, but because the stuff we buy is way over packaged to start with. Better than recycling is not even having to recycle in the first place.

It's also incredible what people throw away in the trash sometimes. My latest catch was an electric pressure washer, it only needed new plunger seals and it works like new again.
__________________ - Quand chaque goutte compte...
  Reply With Quote