Thursday, March 27, 2008

I Hate to See Anything Go to Waste

I noticed a couple visitors from today. Curious as I am, I just had to know how they found me, so I clicked and found this page. The title is Extreme recycling: food, furniture, diapers. At first glance, I couldn't figure out what that had to do with me, and how anyone could get from that page to my blog, but I scrolled down and noticed this little 'From the Blogs' thing, so I clicked on it, and there's my blog:

As I read through the article, I saw that it does have a thing or two to do with me. No, I have never recycled diapers, but I did use cloth diapers for both my kids. Come to think of it, that is recycling diapers, isn't it? We still have some of those same diapers around that get used as glasses cleaning cloths, paint rags, and various other things.

I don't believe in pulling food out of the trash, though I do believe that people throw away way too much in this country. Even my own daughter can be extremely wasteful when it comes to food, which bugs me so much. I have gotten all kinds of useful things on trash day - from the glider rocker in my living room to the coffee table in the basement. The first couch Jeffrey and I had when we got married came out of the dumpster. No sense in good furniture going to waste if we can use it, right? The same goes when we need to get rid of something. I'd rather not throw it away if someone else can get some use out of it. I may not classify myself as an extreme recycler, but I really hate to see anything go to waste.

There were several websites listed in this article that are supposed to help people give and find free stuff. I already knew about Craigslist and Freecycle, but there were a couple other ones I'd like to check out.

All that because my blog was on today! I'm really not sure how it works, but I still think it's cool.


  1. That is very cool! I'd be jumping up & down shouting it from the rooftops!

  2. Oww, that's exciting, you gonna be a famous blogger soon :)


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