Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
February 1, 2010 14 Comments
So I’ve traveled this past weekend from the Midwest to California for a week.
One of my plane rides was 4 hours long. So they give you cans of soda on the plane. The also give you a plastic cup full of ice to drink it with.
When the flight attendant got to me I asked for my beverage in a can, without a cup. He looked at me confused. Then opened a can, poured a portion into a cup with ice and handed me the cup.
“I asked for the can, without the cup”
Him: “It doesn’t matter, we recycle the cups anyway.”
Look… people… the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” also goes in order of importance. It is better to NOT USE something first. Then if you can’t, reuse an object you have used. And if you can’t do the previous two, then recycle it. I really am starting to hate this idea that because you can recycle something that gives you leave to use as much as you want. Recycling isn’t free. It costs energy and money. No using something is far better for the environment.
So, Delta, please, when I ask for no cup – I really don’t want a plastic cup.