melissel Posted July 21, 2008 Share Posted July 21, 2008 Or do you not? For example, I'm currently targeting this shelf in the garage that's been bugging me. Most of the stuff on it was easily Freecycled, but I have a HUGE stack of scrap paper. My environmentally minded side says to have the girls use it for scribbling, but I just cannot handle another pile of random paper around here. That's how it ended up in the garage in the first place! I know I could Freecycle or (most likely) recycle it, but there's that little part of my brain that keeps saying, "You should use that paper! You'll just have to buy more in the end if you recycle it anyway!" I'm trying so hard to simplify around here, but often, simplification results in increased costs (e.g., not researching the best deals all the time, but just buying what we need when we need it), or increased environmental repercussions (e.g., using little plastic bags so everything fits in the lunch bag instead of reusable containers that add a ton of bulk). Really, how do you manage? Or do you not manage at all? Do you pick your pet cause and throw the rest to the wind? TIA! (Note: I'd hate for this to become a thread about whether environmental concern is really merited or not, so hopefully we can all take our debate hats off :lol:) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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