Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Recycling and flirting with vegetarianism

My apartment block has signed up to start recycling with Think2wice - which is totally awesome. I have been wanting to start recycling for some time now, but I must admit that I didn't try very hard to find a place that would collect from individual households *hangs head in shame* and I have never had the discipline to drop off my recyclable items at a recycling drop-off site (note: procrastination can be bad for the planet, darlings).

Recently I decided to try cut more meat from my diet and that when i do eat meat, I must be sure of the source of the meat (so, definitely no McDonalds burgers in my future) -  as I only want to eat organic, hormone-free and outside dwelling animals (click HERE to see my thoughts on a great documentary called Food, Inc.)
Anyway, I have 2 main (very valid) reasons for wanting to cut down on meat:
1.  Eating more meat-free dishes actually does lessen your environmental impact
and 2. I think I eat alot more meat than I should (which is just super greedy, not very good for my cholesterol and is often because I have not taken the time to explore more meat-free meal options)

What are you doing to be kinder to the planet?

Recycling notes: If you live in Cape Town  - check out the City of Cape Town's site HERE for a list of drop off sites. You can also contact Clearer Conscience over HERE . If you live somewhere else, make an effort to find out where and how you can recycle in your area :)

8 comments:

  1. hormone free and free range meat is the best - more humane and tastes better too :)

    I only eat hormone and anti biotic free meat - as to much estrogen is BAD for you and can lead to breast or cervical cancer!

    well done brazen :) go brazen go!!! :)
    now to work on you to eat hormone free milk and cheese!!! :)

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  2. I use Abundance Recycling, they collect once a week which is awesome!

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  3. There is another benefit to having more meat free days, you save some money :) Enjoy all the new veg dishes you'll come across.

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  4. yay! for work i write for a Living Green blog and two months ago started a "eat veggie-only meal" once a week campaign. the recipes I've come across are delicious AND vegetarians as always helpful with giving away veggie-secrets :) my fav veg: Courgettes! hmmmm

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  5. I raised three vegetarian daughters so they're taking care of my eco-friendliness for me. . .

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  6. You have just inspired me! Now off i go to find out where to recycle in my area! (The pic used is gorgeous btw!)

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  7. Our city used to recycle...then they told us to stop separating our trash because they would do it at the plant. I wouldn't want to be a worker there now! lol! We still separate plastic bottles and cans on our own.

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