Two news items caught my eye this week. A major online news outlet reported that surgeons recently removed a tiddlywink from the nose of a 45-year-old New Zealand woman. And one of the UK red tops told us the sorry tale of a bloke who got hammered and recklessly changed his name for a bet.
How many times has this happened to you? You bought an item online; it comes in a box, wrapped in plastic. Inside the box is filled with either plastic bubble wrap or Styrofoam packing peanuts. The item is wrapped in a plastic bag, in a box of plastic, and has plastic and cardboard in the packaging that in the actual item.
Growing up, we are told that the three most important “r’s” reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Ok, if we are sincere, when I was growing up in the 80s it was more “Have you heard of a CD player? They are rad!” than the three “r’s”, but they are still important. And truth be told, when I was a kid, I was also told that I could be anything when I grew up and, yet here I sit in my 40s and NOT a flame-throwing lion taming astronaut.