Five ways you’re not being as green as you think

Laura Marie
4 min readJun 1, 2022

And what to do instead

In my experience, most Americans attitudes toward recycling and green living falls somewhere between disinterest and recycling aluminum cans (most of the time). There are the passionate few on both ends of the spectrum: the zero-wasters and the aggressive consumerists. The instructor in my county’s Master Recycler/Composter class related an anecdote about a friend who refused to recycle glass beer bottles because “the world isn’t running out of sand” (actually it is, but that’s a different post).

Laura Marie

37 going on 99. Giraffe aficionado and nap enthusiast. I write about mental health, books, baking, and other randoms. Publishing monthly-ish.