Saturday, April 17, 2010
Greening the Bowels of the Earth
Doesn't it just make you want to exclaim "Oh Shit!" whenever you think of all those bath tissues spiraling down the toilets of the world, billions of times every day? Year after year, trillions of little squares of paper are casually flushed away. How wasteful! How harmful to the environment! Why doesn't somebody do something about it?
Well, now somebody has, as shown by the sign in this photograph. I took it yesterday while shopping at Costco, which is audaciously selling "Recycled Bath Tissue" in large packages of 32 rolls each for $13.99.
And let me tell you, it was not easy taking that picture with my cell phone camera. I had to climb on the pallet and reach way up over the stack of as-yet-unsold products to get the shot. Sure, I could have waited a few weeks in hopes that the stack would diminish in height, but I wanted to get the news out to the world as quickly as possible. After all, can there be any environmentally-conscious person who does not want to use recycled bath tissues? No! There cannot!
And how do I know this? Through process of elimination.