Today is blog action day. A day to discuss the environment.
What I have to say is simple.
Shortly after moving to this city I was cooking... something and I turned around to dispose of the can in, say, a container set aside for recyclable items. Why I assumed there'd be one in my kitchen, I don't know. So I asked my roommates what we should do, where we should take it. The reply was something like "recycle? Oh, we don't recycle here haha." I was basically knocked off my feet. So sadly I went about the last few years, not really doing a thing about it. Sometimes I would take stacks of paper home and recycle it there.
There is no curbside recycling service and I believe that laziness has set in to us all. So I've been researching and oh my goodness there are recycling centers in Detroit. It just requires a little time in the day to stop by and drop off your plastics, papers, etc.
So let's not be lazy.
Let's find a solution.
Let's care about the environment.
Also, my roommate is all about bringing her own cloth bags to places such as the Eastern Market instead of getting plastic bags over and over, only to dispose of them later. I absolutely love this idea and I think more people should consider doing this.
Care about the Earth. We live on it.