Last night on my route I found something odd. One of my routes has a new age mother earth store that sells natural products and food. I rarely shop there as I feel they’re too expensive and other Mom and Pop stores are far better.
In their trash there were 2 huge bags of aluminum cans and plastic bottles – all of which can be redeemed at a local recycling center for cash. Since they were going to be thrown away I took them home. I rinsed all the cans and bottles out while listening to my podcasts on my MP3 player. It’s about $10 worth of cans and bottles – money I can sure use.
Surely some employee at this store could have put those cans and bottles in a container, kept a collection going and eventually redeem them in a local recyling center. I also see this at the big local club stores. They’ll have a demo of something and throw the cans and bottles in the trash. Ridiculous.
A few months ago I asked the demonstrator what they were doing with those plastic bottles. She said we’ll just throw them away. That was enough for me. I said let me have them and I’ll take them to a local recycling center. $13 worth of plastic bottles, money I used for food.
These stores have NO business espousing a green environment when they’re throwing away cash in the trash.
I would rather work 5 weird jobs than to have one job where I’m sitting in a desk with soul sucking work. I’ve did that for many years. The back stabbing, the politics and the bullying is bad for you and AGES you.