BY: EMMA MCEVOY
Recently one of my good friends recommended this eye opening podcast episode by NPR to me. This podcast goes into the nitty gritty in regards to the recycling industry. More specifically, a simple listen to this 20 minute conversation will cause some raised eyebrows and confusion. How could we not know how broken our own recycling system truly is? After listening to this podcast on a brisk walk with my new puppy Floyd. I have finally come to terms with the unsettling information (this doesn’t mean I will not work for change). One tip I can give you before or after listening to this podcast is finding self control and discipline. Only buy what you need to buy and avoid excessive waste at all cost. For example, I just went to the grocery store (aka the tunnel of trouble), and told myself that I would only purchase food from the produce section. This allowed me to buy healthier options and limit the amount of potential waste I was creating. Finding little tricks and goals is a great way to make better, well informed decisions. I would love to hear what great tricks you guys come up with in the comments below. Stay green!