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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

As anyone would agree, we live in a throwaway society. The citizens of the United States, and specifically New York, are rapidly paced individuals looking for the fastest and most efficient way to shop. Does it make a difference to a New Yorker if the bag his neighborhood grocer gives him is paper or plastic? I remember going to Waldbaum’s thirty years ago and taking home my groceries in paper bags. What’s the difference? I disposed of them anyway. Who has room to pile up bags whether they be paper or plastic?  Just a few years ago, at the checkout...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

Yup, it’s that time of year again, winter freeze has passed, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole, and MLB has reported to spring training. For my husband and kids, it’s an exciting time. They have their minds on the new season and all the fun things that come along with it, like bicycle riding, shopping for new clothes, and of course seeing the cherry blossoms popup. But for moms like me there is only one thing on my mind, spring cleanup 2020. Last year, I was fortunate to have over a cousin of mine, Libby. She is from Gibraltar...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

Are you horrified by unexpected guests? Is company your greatest nightmare? So called elegant people, some from European backgrounds, are horrified at the thought of using plastics. The one exception is plastic trash bags. This type of garbage gathering item is almost universally accepted by all types of people. Except, of course by the real conservationists, who will have contests of how little plastic and garbage they can accumulate. On YouTube, there are stories of people describing how long they can survive without using plastic. It becomes virtually impossible because even if someone can function without plastic in their own...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

There are so many trash bags types to choose from. How should one be able to understand what type of thickness they really need? Many individuals will purchase a set of trash bags without even thinking into it if these are right for me. Then you have the homeowners who have been buying a box of black garbage bags just because that’s what their mother did. Meanwhile, the bag is constantly slipping when a heavy piece of trash finds a home in the receptacle. At that point, whichever party in the kitchen feels responsible enough for the kitchen garbage can,...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

What is one of the most dangerous, tiring and least appreciated professions today? Would you be surprised if I was to say, a garbage man? Yes, your local sanitation worker must go through thick and thin, literally. Whether it’s treacherous weather conditions, or precarious factors of the garbage itself, they don’t work on easy street. There is also another aspect of garbage pickup to consider. That is the respectable treatment of the workers by the home or apartment dwellers who use the services of the sanitation company.  How careful are we when we throw away our trash?  Most neighborhoods have...

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