TH Forums Highlights: Plastics Recycling, Finding Local Produce + More
Get the weekend started right with a spin through TreeHugger Forums; here are some of the highlights.
1) Forums user monkeys_mom wants to do some analysis to figure out if it's worth it to go the extra mile to recycle: "My husband and I have been collecting the plastics (3-7) that our local recycling center does not take. We found a location 75 miles from us that does take these plastics. However, it's 75 miles away and I'm wondering if it's worth it to drive that far (probably once every two months) to drop the plastics off if I'm just going to be emitting junk from my car for that long." The jury is still out...
2) User organicfoodlover has started a poll, wondering, Do you have good availability of local produce and food items? "In my area, while we have a reasonable amount of local food - it's not enough to keep the green grocers or even the farmer's markets stocked to meet the demand." There are two considerations everyone has to consider: location and season and it varies wildly depending on where you are. A better question might be: is there more than there was five years ago?
3) Lastly, Forums user Jackalope wants to know "What do you think is the most important environmental issue?" Again, this one varies by location; "For me global warming isn't it. I moved to Orange County after living in San Diego for my whole life. I went surfing in the OC and was shocked the ocean smells like sewage. In California Urban run-off is a huge problem and I see the direct effect of it in the nasty beach water." So that begs the question: If you can see the results, does that make it more important? Discuss.