Cleaning & clutter

I enjoy cleaning my house. In India, this is not something that most people do themselves (there is a documentary called Lakshmi and Me that gives one a sense of this relationship). Most people hire others to clean their homes, sometimes cook their food, garden, wash their cars and any number of other daily household chores. … More Cleaning & clutter

Condoms

I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me to consider condoms and the plastic they contain. Yesterday when I went to Lauren Singer’s blog, “Trash is for Tossers”, I came upon  a recent post of hers about the dangers that plastic plays in condoms. It turns out there are carcinogenic nitrosamines in condoms, which (if … More Condoms

e-waste

Probably the most difficult aspect of waste that I’ve encountered is e-waste. At home I’ve been collecting e-waste for 2 years (fortunately it’s very little: mostly batteries and CFL light bulbs) largely because I didn’t know how to dispose of it properly. The same thing is true at school where I’ve been collecting for myself … More e-waste