Everyone has heard of “reduce, reuse, recycle” right? I mean it makes sense if you have something that you can reuse, do it. If you can quit using something that is totally wasteful or has less polluting alternatives that doesn’t cost to much more, why not? If you can recycle by simply putting it out instead of having it dumped in a landfill, for sure. Living by these principals seems easy enough and people can make a difference in the size of their environmental food print without really going out of their way. As always that is where I break with the pack and like to keep my “reuse” and “recycle”.
As you can see in the picture there is a sugar container setting next to a mayo container, if you can’t read the label on the mayo container ….. it’s a piece of masking tape with “Sugar” written on it. There are a few issues I have with this:
- There is clearly a sugar container available.
- Using a mayo container instead.
Yep, those are my only problems. I find it somewhat disgusting/trashy to re-purpose containers that hold food items or whatever mayonnaise is considered into something that sits out without at least removing the label. Maybe there was a statement trying to be said about the coworker who prefers his sugar from a mayo container, because I have a feeling this person really isn’t concerned about being that green. I would equate this usage in my mind to using a sardine tin as a paper clip holder….. maybe it would work in a pinch, but does a pinch involve needing paper clips being held?
Have you ever seen someone re-purpose an item that either looked unsafe or well below what a person would think would be a acceptable practice? Would you store sugar in a mayonnaise container or would you wait to finish off the soy sauce as an alternative?