Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle....

This is for Amy. I must say that every time I come home from Seattle I have a few adjustments to make. This is for several reasons: time zone change, missing Amy and Rachel, but also missing mass, city-wide recycling. Everyone recycles. Businesses, homes, apartments, condos. There are multiple bins for paper, plastic and cans everywhere. Food and yard waste collection is REQUIRED unless you compost at home! I realized when I visited last month that the garbage collection and recycling bin sizes are just the opposite of mine!  Her garbage can (small black one) is the size of my orange recycling bin, her recycling-the size of my garbage bin! Plus the added bin for food and yard waste.
Additionally, their garage houses their bikes, which they use for transportation daily.
Mindful of the importance of being a good steward of the planet and ever working toward the goal.


  1. What a great program this is. My daughter lives near by and her community just issued recycle bins the same size as the garbage bins. She is so dedicated and fills it up most every week. I do think this philosophy will continue to grow.

  2. What a sweet mother you are....showing off photos of A & R's garbage/recycling bins. I mean that sincerely. We start single-stream recycling here soon. A bin for food scraps and yard waste would be great.

    I'm so far behind on reading blogs, don't know if I'll ever catch up.