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Friday, October 3, 2008

Day 274 - Wednesday 10/1/08

Today's Haul:

  • 1 plastic "wrap" from wine bottle - garbage
  • 1 plastic ricotta cheese tub PP5 - recycle
  • 1 used q-tip - worms
  • 1 box ziti shells - recycle
  • 2 mailers - repurposed

5 comments:

RonStrelecki said...

Have you noticed the diversity of sticky materials that has bloomed recently in the world of mailers (which, by the way, I have found can be reused about six or seven times between careful and patient people) There used to be only the standard clear sticky stuff, now there's this pink goo that stretches far, and the blue stuff that is impossible. And then there's the new clear stuff that comes off easily.

No real comment, I guess. I am just guessing that you would notice things like that.

Dave said...

I actually hadn't but it's interesting. I guess I tend to get/use the same type of stuff. I wonder what the difference is.

Consume Less, Conserve More!!!!

Dave

RonStrelecki said...

I make mixes to send to friends all over, and some of the CD mailers can be re-used... I would guess a dozen times. And some of them seem to be designed so that you have to destroy them to open them! It's frustrating for me. There are so many forms of packaging (and products) where the designers seem to have expended great effort to deliberately make them non-reusable.

Dave said...

Hey Ron,
I hear ya. I try to use packaging that can be re-used as much as possible, or re-use the stuff I get but some is better than others. Mix wise, I wonder if there is a simple way to upload the mixes and have friends download them? Believe it or not, I;m less computer savvy than i seem so I suspect that this would be too large a file(s) but I wonder.

Dave

RonStrelecki said...

These aren't simple mixes where there's one song, then another with a two second gap in between. These are like radio shows, with segue-ways, and loops and all sorts of fun stuff. I am definitely interested in taking the plastic and mail middleman out of the equation though. CDs are a dying media. In fact, all physical media seem to be dying off pretty rapidly.

I think I will make the switch to .mp3. There was a period of a few years where I couldn't make good quality mp3s small enough. But newer software, and higher bandwidth have conspired to make this easy enough. I hadn't thought of such a simple way to reduce consumption. Thanks!

I can just email my friends and set up a bittorrent when I make a new radio show/mix/podcast/audio stream/whatever...