First, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and apologize for my recent paucity of posts. Second, I’d like to pass along a passage from Annie Leonard’s book, The Story of Stuff, that contains a couple of ideas for big-environmental-bang-for-the-buck consumption reduction.
Here’s the quote:
Some consumer products are so inherently toxic or wasteful or energy intensive that improving production just isn’t a viable option and it would be better to just stop making and using them. If I could wave a magic wand and do away with two everyday items in order to have a huge positive impact on human health and the well-being of our planet, those two things would be aluminum cans and PVC [plastic]. And if you’re looking for some really easy, immediate things you can do to lessen your own impact, start by eliminating these two toxic and totally unnecessary materials from your life.
On pages 64 through 72 of her book, Leonard explains in greater detail why she chose those two products. I hope you’ll take a look.
Thanks again for the visit, dear reader!
 Leonard, Annie. 2010. The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—and a Vision for Change. New York: Free Press, p. 64.