I found this article very interesting and I would implore the United States grocers to follow suit.
I have been thinking more and more about the amount of garbage I produce. I have been guilty of conspicuous consumption these days. I nearly always buy items over the internet, so there are lots of boxes at my house right now.
It's time that I rethink my recycling habits and my purchase habits. When I was single, I'd have weeks where I only had one bag of garbage and a crate of recycling. Now, I often have two full garbage cans.
I think I'm going to Freecycle some stuff, plus restart curbside recycling. I know I'm too lazy to use dropoff points even though it's cheaper. I'd rather recycle fewer materials than losing motivation and chucking stuff in the garbage instead. The amazing thing to me is that fewer than 10% of those eligible for curbside actually subcribe. What is with my city???
And I'm not the only one who is frustrated. This Indianapolis "blog" post shows how many others wish we'd move toward more green habits. I think we should have free recycling but have to pay for garbage, like Bloomington (Indiana) has done.