Monday, August 24, 2009

A Few Can-eh-dian likes....

Milk in bags. Are Hawaii and MA the only places that don't seem to do this? I love it, you can buy 3 bags of milk cheaper than 3 cartons (and oh so much cheaper than Hawaii) and it's less waste than cartons too - yes it might be a plastic bag, but carbon for carbon, buying in this recyclable plastic bag is much less waste and energy (both in production and shipping) than a carton. Now if I could find these in Hawaii I would totally do it - here i've been reusing a carton I bought initially (cleaning it out and filling it up), at home I would use one of my glass jugs. Apparently they are hitting the UK too......

In this strip mall city it's good to find the rural - miles and miles of paths for walking and running on. It's fun too - there's a bear warning on campus, quite a few have apparently been seen. Makes for a little extra impetus to run faster......:0) No, I haven't seen one yet - lots of deer and ground hogs, but no bears........yet!

Not an obvious photo, but not having a high point easy to get to, this illustrates two things - 1 - even more trails around the campus, and 2 - this photo was taken at 9pm! Late night light - I love it. In Hawaii even in mid-summer, it gets dark around 7.30pm. I am so enjoying the late night lights! In winter here too apparently you can see the northern lights. Maybe my next visit will be a midwinter to ski and view......

4 comments:

nicola said...

i KNOW. i agree about the milk bags! i used to participate in frugal forums online and canadian milk has been in bags for years. we are slow to learn.
i am just finishing the last of animal, vegetable, miracle. have you read it, rhian? your cup of tea, for sure.

RGW said...

I have read it and loved that book! I am sure I have seen milk in bags somewhere in the states (or my brain could be fooling me from my last visit here), it seems ridiculous we don't - esp as it's safeway i've been shopping in here and it's safeway in HI that I shop in!

PleaseRecycle said...

I agree about the bags too. So many other things could be sold in bags to cut down on packaging- dish/laundry soap, cereal, etc.

Wouldn't it be nice?

I'm sure there would be some bag casualties, but over all I'm sure it would be more efficient.

bsa said...

I love the idea of bags--and of sing bags for many things as suggested by Please Recycle. Whatever will the packaging industry do? Especially those associated with Costco and big box stores!