This morning while shaving my gillette fusion cut my face, normally I would have used a paper towel or a bandaid but instead I just held my finger on it until the bleeding stopped. This apparently didn’t work that well because at work my coworker Megan pointed out that my face was bleeding, fail. I guess five blades are just too intense. At least I don’t shave like this guy:
After showing my coworkers my first blog posts they immediately asked me, “What about TP?” (read: toilette paper). It hadn’t really occurred to me that toilet paper isn’t really recycled in a formal sense. I wonder how much TP adds to waste in the U.S. and how it is processed before/(during)/after use. Sounds like I have some research ahead of me. I can’t wait until my boss finds out I’ve been googling about the life cycle of toilet paper usage while at work. However, TP is not sent to a landfill so I think I am going to allow myself (and those around me) the benefit of using TP for this challenge. I’m not sure that using recycled toilet paper is even a great idea anyway:
Also something I didn’t expect was paper towels in the bathroom. You wash your hands, crank the lever, and use paper towels to dry your hands and then you throw them out. Can those be recycled? I’ve never seen a recycling bin in a bathroom so probably not. Guess I’ll have to be wiping my hands on my pants every time I wash them this month.
As a side note, I had three people tell me today that living for a month with nothing more than a small Ziploc bag to hold my trash just couldn’t be done. However, one of these people also puts Styrofoam cups in the recycling bin so it looks like there’s still some educating to be done.