1/24/2010 11:50 pm
I never thought about buying anything lately because 1. I don't have money to buy stuff and 2. I'd rather save my money for something very important that's coming my way. But, still, I imagine of buying myself a bulky lumbar pack that I always wanted to test. (its feel, carrying capabilities and so and so) Lately, as I visited a site of a well known pack manufacturer, I was stunned to see a pack that used mainly recycled materials. And I'm talking about a big company who could have chosen a more 'commercial' fabric to use for their packs. I'm not trying to promote or anything but Mountainsmith's packs are now using 100% recycled pet bottles( you know, the bottles that we usually crumple after using or recycled into water containers back at home.) YES, the pack fabric is made out of recycled cola bottles and they're still as rough as they can get. I am just amazed at how innovative people are getting in contributing to the global u-turn of our non-ecologically sound actions in the past. I mean, it's a great way to minimize our carbon footprint, and, it's a good way of making use of those old plastic bottles that litter the streets or alleys of almost major city or tourist destination in the world.
I may sound ideal but if these BIG companies can do that, then we: small and insignificant as we may think, can do something and contribute to this state of mind and ideology. We can really lessen the impact of our day-to-day activities. I mean, if you don't need a straw to drink from your glass of softdrink while you are eating in a fastfood restaurant, then DON'T! How hard is it to lift your glass then gulp it the old fashioned way? And, when you're with kids, try to discourage them to get miles of drinking straw that they would just use to make a straw tower. And please, try to use recyclable bags when you're at the grocery or at the mall when you're shopping, don't waste double plastic bags just for a pack of pasta and canned meat.Hindi baduy and magdala ng bag na pwede mong ulit ulitin ng gamit, nakakatulong ka nga e. THINK. In that little way you can help save money, and the ozone layer for that matter. Use old newspapers for towels to wipe spills on your table or desk. Try bringing a mug if you're a coffee drinker (or taho enthusiast, hi Manong Taho) instead of using paper or styro cups.Lastly, avoid using STYRO for eating or drinking. RECYCLE. RECYCLE. RECYCLE.
Imagine if all of us can do this little change in our lives. We don't need quantum physics to think these things over guys, we just need to use our heads a little bit more.
image taken from mountainsmith.com