Thursday, October 08, 2009

Food Tip - Review Items Before Starting

Today's food tip. Make sure that you have all the needed ingredients before starting. This can help save you a great deal of difficulty.

I experienced the down side of not following through with this today. I decided to bring a sandwich with me to work. Simple enough. Tuna, mayonnaise, and bread. I open the can of tuna only to realize that I had no mayo in the house.

I made the sandwich sans mayonnaise. That will teach me ... No it won't.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Bottled Water Deposits in Connecticut

A Connecticut radio station recently stated that the bottle bill which has people pay a five cent deposit on carbonated beverages will start including bottled water, and they expect it will generate 17 million dollars in state revenue for unredeemed bottles next year.

With a population of about 3.5 million and figuring five cents per bottle, that would mean that the average person is expected to throw away 97 empty water bottles away unredeemed per year. Ninety-seven in just one year! Eight in just a month.

Some people don't drink bottled water at all. Some who do might be prone to redeem every bottle they purchase. That means that the people who are just throwing them away are throwing away even more than the above projected figures per person.

If these are bottles are simply being thrown out and not recycled, what a pity, as I'm sure all this plastic is awful for the environment.

I wonder why people don't just voluntarily recycle? My only hope is that more items that are normally discarded do get picked up by others and recycled. I wonder why the state drums projects like this up, forcing consumers who do recycle to do this in a less efficient manner? If funds are needed for a State budget, there are two ways to look at it. One is that more money is needed. Another is that they are overspending.