Proper Toxin Disposal

Eco-inspiration: “Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning.” (Laudato Si, #205)

Eco-tip: While we are considering “trash tips,” let’s take a closer look at toxin disposal. Harsh toxic chemicals do not belong in landfills, and you can do your part by disposing of them properly. Do not throw things like batteries, paint, wood stain, motor oil and oven cleaner in the trash. Instead, call your local waste management division and ask for guidelines regarding the disposal of your household chemicals. An alternative to calling is to download and consult the app RecycleNation. In the future, seek out nontoxic product alternatives that require no special handling or disposal.

Eco-reflection / discussion / action: Today’s inspiration speaks of hope for us all! At the close of each day this week, gently sift through what happened each day. Take special note of the times in which you “rose above” your natural inclinations or desires. Take note of the times you “chose again what is good.” Take note of all the “new starts” you made. Give thanks for generously responding to the promptings of the Holy Spirit!

Farmers Market, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA

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