Green Notes: Bags, Teeth, and being Earth-Friendly

A few things that have been on my little "eco-mind": Radius Toothbrush I recently bought a Radius toothbrush with a replaceable head. It's not only super comfy to brush with and easy to hold, it's earth-friendly! I love the handle. I also like that they are a company that thinks about environmental issues.

Bag Lady I was recently in Best Buy and as I was checking out, the cashier put one ONE TINY item into a big plastic bag. I immediately said "Oh...I'll just carry that without the bag...thanks!". We completed the transaction and left the store. Matt turned to me after we left and said, "she just threw that bag in the trash!". Hmmmmmm. I have seen this happen more than one time, not just in Best Buy. Maybe they have a policy that says bags can only be pulled out for use one time?  It's a little maddening. Perhaps I should have said "no thanks, you can save that for the next customer". Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?

Earth-Friendly There was recently an article in the Des Moines register that talked about how you could throw a more earth-friendly party. They recommended using recycled paper plates and biodegradable plastic utensils. While this is a BETTER option...why use disposables at all? Summer is party-time...a great way to make a difference is to avoid all of the disposable party goods. Your trash can will thank you for it.

GREEN! There has been such a HUGE focus on "green" this and "green" that in the media. While it can get a little overwhelming sometimes, I do think it's a good thing. Even though it's turning "trendy"'s increasing awareness, and that can only be a good thing. So the next time you get sick of hearing about Wal-Mart being "green"...just think about all of the minds being opening...even if it's just a little bit.

Wheeeee! Have a great weekend!