Plastic grocery bags are good for more than just dog walks !
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Rest in peace "Lady" my pound puppy that made it almost 20 years. Our local Los Angeles human society actually came to my house just before she passed to spend a good 1/2 hr. with her. She was on record as their 2nd oldest dog ever.
But back to those plastic bags. I just hate folks throwing their water bottles on the ground. I live in an area where fitness is big for walkers/joggers and cyclist. Our local school is well known as a great starting place in LA County for mountain bikers. On any given weekend the parking lot is almost full with SUV's and trucks with bike racks. I walk past the school daily. I've been picking them up ( bottles and cans) now for over 3 months. I normally pick up about 6 and crush them and stick them in my pocket then put in my recycle bins when I get home. Yesterday I looked in the cans at the school and wow, a mini gold mine. No less than 30 bottles and cans...hmmmm I said to myself. I normally get about $20 a month for my recyclables anyway so why not $40 if I can? This is a recession, it is good for the environment and I am frugal. You would probably be surprised how small a plastic bottle gets when you remove the top and roll it up then reinstall the lid.
Now I have a reason not to throw most those bags out so quickly. About $6 million worth of cans and bottles end up in the land fills daily @ 5 cents a piece. Don't you wish you could come up with an idea to tape into that big time?
I now carry a grocery bag and will be buying myself something nice in the future.
Nickels make Washington's, Washington's make Jackson's and Jackson's make FRANKLINS........