I think we should always try to be friendly to the environment. The question is how much we have to care.
Eleven years ago when I moved to the States I would be very happy to start recycling my packagings. At that time in Mongolia we did not have any recycling programme at all. I continue doing recycling in Portugal too.
I think a year ago I was a very happy to find out that Eco Pontos of Oeiras town municipality put containers for used oil. Before that I would collect all my used oil and put in plastic water bottle and through with my domestic rubbish. Now I do not have to do anymore.
More than a year ago I stopped buying bottled water to reduce my plastic bottles. Probably I use more electricity, which is not good too, and boil my drinking water. I cannot drink water from the tap or cannot drink not boiled water either.
When I shop I bring my bags but to be honest from time to time I forget. In order not to forget I keep my bags in the car.
It seems like some Eco-friendly industries charging some shoppers who tries to make their difference to the world.
Below the link to the article.