I’m not sure how to describe the scope of this project. There was a time when people made their own bread. They bought local produce and even meats from local farms, without genetically modified organisms. People knew where their food came from. Some people even grew some of their own, veggies, fruit, even eggs and meat. Somewhere along the line we have lost touch with our food supply. We don’t use cloths, we use paper towels. And what happens when we need to make a repair? We throw it away and get another one.
Making wise ecological and shopping decisions hasn’t been mainstream for quite a while. There used to be a time when you walked into someones garage and you saw tools that were makeshift, substituted, or repaired numerous times. We now live in a throw away society, and it is and has been catching up with us.
In our down economy convenience is costing us a lot of money as well. Many of the things we take for granted we don’t necessarily need. Paper towels being one of them. There are a lot of items like this that we can easily reduce greatly or do without. Dining out is great and we all like it but do we need to do it everyday? Often several times a day?