19 November 2007
I'll admit, sometimes it comes down to convenience. I don't always rinse the cat food cans, so sometimes, they do go in the garbage. I'm not always patient enough to peel apart those nasty electronics packages that sandwich cardboard between two layers of plastic. I have even been known to leave empty drink containers in public garbage cans so I don't have to pack them home.
And then I see something like this and I feel guilty.
Then I get angry -- why the hell is all this packaging necessary!?
Of course, I haven't gone out of my way to stop buying so much over-packaged crap either... so I'm still the villain after all.
In related news, this is all over the web today: the off-shoring of computer recycling which is poisoning and endangering people and land on other continents.