The other day I ran out of moisturizer. I was expecting it, so when I couldn't coax the last dollop of cream out of the bottle, I grabbed another one and went to toss the empty bottle in the recycling bin. That's when I saw the dreaded number "5" on the back, indicating that it couldn't be recycled in our curbside recycling bin, and had to be tossed in the trash instead. I don't know about you, but I hate creating garbage.
I don’t know about you, but every year I make a New Year’s resolution only to break it a few months later. I have a feeling the reason is because I always set the bar too high. You know ─ work out every day, avoid eating sugar, or go to bed by 10 pm every night.
This year I made a resolution that I hope is more, well, sustainable; get rid of plastic bags.
I admit that writing this blog post was a little awkward for me. My areas of interest do not typically include crafty things. And when it comes to gift wrapping, I traditionally take the path of least resistance. But since joining PECI, I have re-examined several of my old practices in hopes of replacing them with more earth-friendly ones. And since we are smack in the middle of the giving season, gift wrap has been on my mind.
So I did a little poking around and found some disturbing statistics regarding wrapping paper and waste.
As I write this post, I have been an employee at PECI for 3 months, 1 week, 3 days and approximately 5 hours. And I love it.
My background in marketing started with a job as project manager at a small marketing agency in McMinnville, Oregon, where I worked for about three years. I enjoyed the work and valued the experience, but the work I was doing just didn’t speak to me. So when my husband and I moved to Portland so he could pursue his dream career, I decided I would do the same.