I have started using those reusable bags for my purchases when I get groceries. (well...when I remember to bring them in from the car!). I have a few from two of the places where I shop most often, but I find myself with a dilemma. If my reusable bag says "Fred Meyer", is it okay to use it in "Top Foods"?
If I get to the point where I am using the reusable bags exclusively, what am I going to use for garbage bags?
We use disposable "pee pads" for our yorkies. Are they just as bad as disposable diapers as far as spending eternity in the landfills?
We're trying to print documents only when absolutely necessary at work. I find, and I'm not alone in this one, that a printed document is easier for this fifty year old brain to process than trying to read from a computer screen. Is the potential for decreased comprehension worth the price of a piece of paper?
Do I have to take my own cup to Starbucks in order to feel environmentally conscious? I really like those disposable cups they give us - its part of the Starbucks experience for me.
Despite warnings to cut back wherever possible, are we helping or hurting the economy when we stop doing things that support small local business? I think of all the nail salons that are lost business lately because women are cutting back on manicures and pedicures. Are we making things worse by driving people out of business?
I certainly don't have all the answers. I'm just thankful that I know the One who does. It's true that some of these questions are tongue-in-cheek but I really have spent time thinking about these things.
Do you every have questions about our ever-changing world?