I think I might be slowly becoming a hipster.
I try not to freak out at work when I see how much we throw away that can be recycled but don’t. It makes me want to scream. All displays come in cardboard boxes and many have extra cardboard, plastic wrap or air pillows as padding. The displays themselves are usually made of cardboard but sometimes made of plastic. All the cardboard is thrown in a baler and taken god knows where. I can only hope it gets recycled. But all the plastic gets thrown in the dumpster. I hate that we don’t have a plastic recycling program. On top of that, the ad tags we use can not be reused. If you use only half the sheet, the rest is garbage. Same with mylars, clearance tags, bulls eyes and text signage. Many stores will reuse printer paper if one side is used, but after that, it is thrown out instead of being put in the baler. All of our flyers are often thrown out and they’re tied up in plastic. God forbid a corporate company be more green.
Because of my new-found aversion to plastic, I am more onboard with replacing plastic household items with either glass or stainless steel alternatives. Before, I was open to Wayne’s idea, just not active in my participation. Now I’m all far for it and looking for stuff myself, starting with a French press coffee maker. The one I ordered off Amazon is all glass and stainless steel - absolutely no plastic. I’m pretty excited about it which makes me feel really nerdy.