The Diary of Anne Ku
13 June 2000 Tuesday dry & sunny
THE THREE R'S
Not rest, recreation, and relax. The three R's of environment refer to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Every Thursday, the local council picks up a green box of paper, tin cans, and glass for recycling. My council tax goes towards the labour involved in collection and recycling. Recycling is the most expensive of all three R's because it involves technology and labour.
To reduce your consumption requires discipline. Not all of us can cut down on packaging and consumption.
Reuse - on the other hand - requires imagination. My old T-shirts become rags for cleaning the floor. My old dresses become pillow cases. My old skirts become cloth bags. My memories stay with me that way.
I have been collecting all those give-away CD's. I think I have enough to adorn a wall with their reflection. Mirror, mirror on the wall.... who's the environmentally friendliest of them all?