Interestingly enough, I remember celebrating Earth Day as a teenager, probably in the late 80s or early 90s, when Earth Day was just becoming popular again (or at least I was becoming more conscious of it). I distinctly remember making a recycling bin for paper for my bedroom when I was about 16 or so. I filled it up with paper, and then asked my parents where to take it to recycle it. They had no idea.
Now it’s a whole lot easier to recycle. In fact, our apartment building has a single dumpster, but two large dumpsters and a smaller bin for recycling, and another small bin for yard waste (and leftover pizza, we’ve been told).
At any rate, in honor of Earth Day, I’m running a sale in my Etsy shop. All of the ice cream cozies and coffee cozies are buy one, get one half price! I read a statistic that says that if you drink coffee five days a week for the whole year, and use the cardboard sleeves that the coffee shops provide, that’s approximately 6-7 POUNDS of garbage that goes into the landfill each year. (I suspect this is because most people don’t remove their cardboard sleeves from their cups when they trash them.) With all the folks drinking coffee in Seattle, that’s a LOT of garbage.
So if you’ve been eyeballing a couple of these, now is the time to buy! 🙂