November 6, 2010

Trash vs. Landfill

. November 6, 2010

Ellwood Thompson's is a great organic grocery store here in Richmond. Located just off of Cary Street, they have a great variety of organic products and are very proud of their locally grown produce. I have found that many organic produce items are actually no more expensive than their non-organic counterparts.

One thing I recently noticed is that the trash containers in the store aren'e labeled as "TRASH".  They're labeled as "LANDFILL".  I think that most of us don't really think about or appreciate the tremendous amount of waste each and every one of us generates.  If we thought to ourselves, "This item I'm about to throw out is going to end up in a landfill." then maybe we would think about if the item can be recycled or if there's a similar product that we can buy that isn't as wasteful.  Something to think about!




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