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Display Name: Tyro Prate
Member Since: 5/12/09

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Not to get all self-righteous, but for the few bucks you'll probably get from this, hopephones.com seems like a better option...


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Cool News: Recycling Cell Phones Just Got Easier
10/9/09 06:48 AM

These are really cool. I wonder what plants would grow well in shallow soil like that.

One note: I had to click through four links to get to the original article.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Gutter Gardens
9/17/09 08:31 AM

I'm glad you pointed that out Marcie. I was just going to ask if she has a similarly specious justification for her meat-eating.

I think it's interesting that your justification for continuing to use paper towels contains none of the facts or statistics you criticize the opponents of paper towel use for avoiding. Convenience and preference are not reasons to use paper towels. They are excuses for not avoiding them.

My wife and I went paper-towel-less about three months ago, and it has not been inconvenient in the least. You didn't address the fleet of trucks shipping paper towels all over the country, except to say that eco-friendly paper towels and non- use the same trucks. (No paper towels use, of course, no trucks). Also, what about the manufacture and disposal of the plastic and cardboard used in the packaging?

I don't know how bad for the environment paper towels are. (Witness Peter Singer's argument for imported vs. locally-grown rice for a great example of the complexity of this type of debate.) I do know that we are becoming more of a disposal, consumer society every day, and any step in the opposite direction is a positive one.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Why Being "Paper Towel Free" Is Overrated
6/24/09 07:54 AM

How did they stop using their dishwasher? Not hand-washing, right?


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Inspiration: One Long Laundry Line
6/5/09 10:19 AM

Where can I get these if there is no Whole Foods near me? I can't find the Trader Joe's Kitchen Cloth, either, as I don't live near a Trader Joe's, either. Any ideas? I took the suggestion of a commenter and ordered the terry cloth rags from raglady.com, but I would like to have multiple options for clean up.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Best Products: Paper Towel Alternative Twist Euro Cloth
5/12/09 09:43 AM

Where can I get these if there is no Trader Joe's near me? I can't find the Twist Euro Cloth, either, as I don't live near a Whole Foods, either. Any ideas? I took the suggestion of a commenter on the Twist Euro Cloth post and ordered the terry cloth rags from raglady.com, but I would like to have multiple options for clean up.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Trader Joe's Super Amazing Kitchen Cloth
5/12/09 09:42 AM