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Waste Is A Resource Out of Place

August 16th, 2008 at 05:50 pm

Did anyone else see this? Ethanol made not from corn but from beer mash???

This morning on TV - it was quite early here as I hadn't even had my coffee yet - was a morning show of some kind talking about Coors and their ethanol reclamation project.

With our trash service broken it caught my attention. I was beginning to crazily wonder what I could do creative w/ about 17 days of trash???? Later today I found this out on the web from the tag line that I remembered from the show 'waste is a resource out of place'.

"Minimizing our impact on the environment is the right thing to do and it's good for our business," said Molson Coors CEO Leo Kiely. "Bill Coors used to say that waste was a resource out of place - that thinking still drives us today to recycle, reuse and reduce our consumption of energy and materials when and where we can."

I'm not a beer fan but I'm going to try to remember this phrase! I do try often to reuse stuff but I'm disinclined to save 25+ oatmeal containers if I've no use for them. I wish there was a better way to sort & distribute such stuff as you know would be good for churches, schools, scouts and other groups to use in their projects.

"Reduce, ReUse, Recycle!" I recently painted such a sign on an old barn board I had laying around. Put it in my junque booth.

As I'm typing this guess who just drove by? My OLD trash service and FINALLY picked up the trash! They don't know they're out yet! Come Monday they'll find out as Hubster's calling them up AGAIN! And I'll be wanting a refund for the last half of this month.

Oh, did I tell you? FrugalSon PASSED his driving test!!!!


4 Responses to “Waste Is A Resource Out of Place”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Cool on the ethanol from beer mash. Oatmeal cans made me smile: When I helped my Dad clean out his apartment for moving he had around 20 oatmeal cardboard cans. I loaded 'em in my car and took 'em to a pre-school. I presume they got used at least once on their way to the landfill.

  2. scfr Says:

    I can't believe you had to go 17 days without trash pickup in the middle of the summer! Do you actually have a choice of services? Where I have lived, I've never had a choice.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Yeah for Frugalson!! Can't wait for my DD1's big day, next month!! Smile

  4. midlight21 Says:

    Yes scfr, because we're rural we do get our pick of several trash services operating in the area. I think there are 3 or 4 that run out here. Kind of strange and wasteful too when you see three or four trash trucks running down your road but they aren't YOUR trash service so it can be frustrating and I think it's probably bad for the roads as well.

    We could go to the dump ourselves but the rates are the same for one dump run as what it has taken to pay the trash service to do it for us all month. But when it's broken down and not running it's certainly no fun.

    My neighbor has about 4 or 5 little pups about 6 months old that are running free and they've not helped the situation any. No leash laws out here. I told Hubster that if he doesn't get rid of them soon then he's going to HAVE TO - PLEASE go have a talk with the neighbor. Cranky old neighbor guy. They're pitbulls, I've been bitten by a pitbull before, had a dog destroyed by another pitbull coming into my yard and I don't want to have to be afraid to walk to my own mailbox and they keep getting in my yard. We have guns, but I don't want to have to resort to that. Hopefully someone will come and take the pups soon! First line of defense has been CashHappySon's pellet gun.

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