Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Recycled Books


Are you like me, one of the many who bring their canvas bags to the grocery store? Do you feel bad when you forget it/them? The only part of it that makes me feel bad is that then I have to carry my purchases home in the bags provided by the store. And those bags don't have long enough handles to go over my shoulder. I walk to the store folks. Not all that far, but when plastic handles are cutting into your hands it's far enough.
On the flip side of this is the fact that I use grocery bags as trash bags. I run out frequently. It's kind of a catch-22. I'm not using canvas bags for the eco-friendly aspect. I'm using them because they are convienient for me. They are more comfortable. I don't compost because I live in an apartment building, and that is the same reason I don't recycle. I'm told we have a program in the building, but I haven't figured out where or how. Also, I have NEVER seen a recycling truck come by the building. I HAVE seen the garbage trucks.


Someone in my building leaves books in the laundry room. Several at a time, ostensibly to pass them on to others so they can read them without having to buy them. I love this person. However, I cannot bring myself to part with a book once I have read it. I love to re-read books. And I like to know that when I get the urge to do so, I know exactly where that book is. That being said, I need bookshelves. Lots of them.

---Little Bird gets the book worm (or IS the book worm)


ginger said...

Because you live in a high rise, I believe, the garbage company sorts your garbage a recycles it after they pull the garbage from the building and then bring it to a facility.

Anonymous said...

Not according to building management. But!! Try to get them to tell you where to PUT your recyclables. It'll get you nowhere. I've tried.
Ah, well.

--Little Bird