02 May 2007

Irony

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Toffee Nut, Angel Food Cake and Boysenberry.

This evening, we have our yogurt buy one, get one free (limit one, excludes XL) from 6 PM to 8 PM.

I went to Half Price Books last evening and did a little shopping. (One Christmas present down.) At the check out counter, there was a small strip of green paper that had the word b(eco)me on it. Curious and assuming that it had something to do with the environment, I picked it up and flipped it over. Here is what it said:

It's good to b(eco)me old news.
If United States citizens recycled just 10% of newspapers, approximately 25 million trees would be saved annually. About 75% of what we throw out could be recycled into tomorrow's new, books and household paper products. Once you're done reading a book, donate it or sell it to a secondhand shop or used book store. Start the cycle over again and buy second hand products whenever possible.

BARE FACTS & STATS: It takes 28% less energy to recycle than to produce paper from scratch. Paper accounts for 40% of solid waste in the United States, which is about 72 million tons annually. If every household replaced one roll of regular toilet paper with one recycled post-consumer waste roll, 424 thousand trees would be saved. Learn more at becomegreen.info.

There were two things that I noticed after reading this. The first was the plug about taking your books to a used book store-very sneaky. The second was that there was not a message saying that it had been produced from recycled paper.

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