Woodsy Owl and Iron Eyes Cody would be so disappointed ...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Someone Who's Not Throwing Trash in My Yard: 3/11/11

Check out this post from work friend Wes Isley on a book called Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, which inspired him to stop buying mints with way too much packaging. It's part of a company blog series on what types of content inspire your supermarket purchase decisions.  Thanks, Wes, for not tossing any minty-smelling plastic tubes or discs into my yard! If I see any little foil wrappers, though, we're going to have to talk ...  A good reminder that every little bit helps, so even if you can't eliminate all excess packaging from your life, you can always start with breath mints. And if you are going to end up with those Altoid tins (I buy the ones in the really tiny tins, and a friend recycles them as seed storage), check this out for inspiration if you're Buddhist, or this if you're crafty.


  1. Alicia--I LOVE your blog! Thank you for doing you part to make this worlda more beautiful place, and it warms the cockles of my heart to know there's someone else out there like me picking up odd bits of trash. It's almost become like a game: "Hmmm, let's see what's out there today!" Part of me wonders if it's litter from passing garbage trucks, but no, I'm afraid it's just careless people, since the trash is usually the same sort of stuff where I live: fast-food detritus, cigarette packs, beer cans and bottles and lottery tickets. With just those few tiems, I'm sure there's an insightful essay in there somewhere about the state of our culture....

  2. Wes, we could play Litter Bingo ... Alicia found a Marlboro package that took her card up to three corners, but Wes just completed a diagonal for the win with his Bojangles cup!