Sunday, December 12, 2010

Concept of Zero Waste

-- Quote of the Day --

"This one moment – NOW – is the only thing you can never escape from, the one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens, no matter how much your life changes, one thing is certain; it’s always NOW. Since there is no escape from NOW, why not welcome it, become friendly with it?”

~ Eckhart Tolle

-- Food Production --

I'd like to start off today's post with some thoughts on food production. While at the grocery store I had a heck of a time finding a brand that was produced in our province, BC – and once I found the 3 brands, I chose the jumbo size due to the kind of baking I was intending on doing. Anyway, upon bringing it home I realized that the packing, the egg carton itself, was produced in Washington, USA – while the eggs were farmed in BC. Interesting… Well inside the packaging it stated that recycling polystyrene cartons is possible – we can mail them to 

Dolco Packaging 
1029 S. Columbia Street 
Wanatchee, WA 
98801 - USA

Stats show that the average household consumes 50 doz eggs per year – that’s a lot of cartons! For the last four years we've been taking all of our empty egg cartons to the foodbank where they saw them into half-dozen sizes and portion out eggs they bought in bulk or had donated by farmers.  Prior to that, we lived near a corner store that accepted empty cartons on behalf of the egg farmers that supplied the store with eggs. Find other reuse and re-purpose options in our book, Trash Talk.
-- Positive Eco-News -- 

 Today's Positive Eco-News segment of the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show will focus on the Concept of Zero Waste. Join in the live chat room, and listen to the live show at: 10-11 AM (Pacific), or access the archived show at your convenience. 

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