Second Maven: Flip flops!
Flip flops! Who doesn’t like them? Flip flops are enjoyable, low cost and, for me, the very image of summer season!
After I was little lady, they weren’t worn in all places as they’re now. Our "bathe sneakers" have been for summer season solely. We took them to the pool and the seaside. Though they weren’t made higher than they’re now, not less than the sneakers have been of restricted use. Flip flops have been enjoyable in the summertime!
Flip flops are economical to fabricate, however they break and put on simply. They’re subsequently typically discarded, posing a plastic air pollution and a danger to life within the oceans.
We must always be capable to get pleasure from it, however we should resist the urge to purchase 10 pairs of various colours at 99 cents retailer. Hundreds of thousands and tens of millions are thrown around the globe yearly and find yourself in landfills, seashores and oceans. This downside is compounded by the truth that for many individuals on the earth, flip flops are the one kind of sneakers obtainable.
To cut back my influence on the atmosphere, my subsequent pair will consist of higher high quality flip flops, so they are going to last more. And I’ll search for fashions manufactured from a pure and honest commerce materials, resembling pure rubber made by Feelgoodz. Or flip flops manufactured by Okabashi; the corporate has a mail recycling program that gives a reduction on new Okabashi sneakers.
It’s good to know that TerraCycle accepts all previous digital flip-flops for recycling. It is a nice choice if you happen to can accumulate previous flip flops on the church, at college or in a neighborhood group to fill the containers.
Individuals have even put on-line options to restore flip flops and prolong their lives. And even when they’ve been repaired, the previous flip flops could possibly be reused within the knee pads for gardeners, claw pads for furnishings legs, self-made rubber pads and extra!
Suppose earlier than turning round. By paying attention and utilizing our creativity, we may help scale back our influence on the Earth in some ways!
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Concerning the writer
Joanna Lacey lives in New York and has collected 1000’s of concepts within the frugal habits of her mom and grandmother. Yow will discover her on Fb at Joanna the Inexperienced Maven.