Please destroy and dispose of balloons once you’ve celebrated — please

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/balloons-more-deadly-for-seabirds-than-any-other-kind-of-plastic? E360 DIGEST MARCH 8, 2019 Balloons More Deadly For Seabirds Than Any Other Kind of Plastic Autopsy of a white headed petrel, with balloon debris. LAUREN ROMAN Balloons and balloon fragments are the deadliest kinds of marine pollution for seabirds, killing almost one in five birds that ingest the soft plastic, according to a new study published … Continue reading Please destroy and dispose of balloons once you’ve celebrated — please

Stop recycling bottles without their caps and don’t bother recycling black plastic food containers

The mechanics of separation of recyclable materials can become endlessly complex. When I see something like this, I try to incorporate into my habits so I no longer need to think about it. Although the headline above tells you what you need to know, these articles explain why you need to make the change. https://lifehacker.com/stop-recycling-plastic-bottles-without-caps-on-1832992981Continue reading Stop recycling bottles without their caps and don’t bother recycling black plastic food containers

Have you sourced your toilet paper? What if it was made from old growth forest?

A friend points out that the poor ethics are those of Charmin, not of the toilet paper's buyers. But, if you read this, you own the issue. Do you really want to wipe your rear end with old growth forest wood when there are other options? (I'll post some alternatives soon.) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/canada-boreal-forest-toilet-paper-us-climate-change-impact-report Wiped out: America's … Continue reading Have you sourced your toilet paper? What if it was made from old growth forest?

Op-ed stating that Netflix selling model helps cross-border understanding

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/opinion/sunday/netflix-oscars.html? Netflix Is Shrinking the World Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience. By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist Feb. 22, 2019 For months after the 2016 election, I wanted nothing more than to escape America. I don’t mean literally — in the … Continue reading Op-ed stating that Netflix selling model helps cross-border understanding

Best toilet cleaners taking into account things like fragrance, environmental issues, etc.

These struck me as not the usual recommendations -- quite a bit upgraded from the standard buy-a-bottle-of-Lysol. I also like its list of features for each. Since this is an English source, I'm just hoping the products are available here in the US. https://www.realhomes.com/buying-guides/best-toilet-cleaners The best toilet cleaners Because everyone wants a lavish loo – … Continue reading Best toilet cleaners taking into account things like fragrance, environmental issues, etc.

Do you use reading glasses? Maybe you need more than one strength

If you've recently begin using reading glasses (often needed as you age), your vision and possible eye strain may be improved by using different strengths for different tasks. Got this tip today from my opthamologist. Here's an example. Your basic recommendation might be 2.5 strength for reading. Books and magazines are generally held close to … Continue reading Do you use reading glasses? Maybe you need more than one strength