Part 1 March Madness officially starts on March 13th. It has been a few years since I did a bracket. My dad has a friend who used to take care of it, but after detaching his retina one year, he abdicated his duties. This year, we’re trying something new at my house: March Madness Trash … Continue reading March Madness Trash Edition: Part 1
I like podcasts. I listen to The Daily from the New York Times on a daily basis, and I catch up on several other podcasts throughout the week. I was recently in New York City eating at The Little Beet when I thought I saw Michael Barbaro (host of The Daily). I went full creepy … Continue reading Save our Seas Act
My mom has always been a proponent of the “lids off and in the trash” camp when it comes to recycling plastic bottles. She still rummages through the recycling to make sure us kids are popping off the caps. My mom wasn't wrong. Bottle caps, albeit recyclable, are made of a different plastic than the … Continue reading Recycling Plastic Bottles: Lids On or Off?
Is plastic waste the world's most pressing problem? Probably not. It's true that a whopping 6.3 billion tons of plastic trash has been generated since the 1950s, and almost all of it is still around: in landfills, in the ocean, along the road. Only a small amount, about 9%, has ever been recycled. However, the … Continue reading A Small Trashy Intro