May 16th, 2004



That's what I am when it comes to recycling in my house. I can't force my family to put recyclable stuff in the bin, but I can root through their trash cans to recover #1PETE and #2HDPE bottles, corrogated cardboard, and mixed office paper. And if I've found that someone has thrown the lid from a can into the kitchen trash, I dig it out, wash it, and put it into the can in the recycling bin.

I don't know why I am such a nut about this. I think it has something to do with taking environment-related merit badges seriously when I was a boy scout.