I was thinking about blogs I could write that would be helpful, and harkened back to the "write what you know" mantra. Since I deal with environmental issues everyday, and many are not of common knowledge, I thought I could share this wisdom.
My first tip has to do with toilets (I know, not a sexy topic). Nothing should go down the toilet except #1, #2 and toilet paper. Lately, there have been ads for new "flushable" products - believe me, these should not go down the toilet. If they don't clog yours up, they will clog the pipes in the street and may cause a sewer spill, or they will get caught in the pumps along the lines or at the sewage treatment plant, which costs money to repair that will be passed on to the sewer rate payers (i.e., you).
Other things like expired pills should also never go down the drain as these can contaminate the wastewater, become toxic to the bugs that help treat the sewage, or cause the treatment plant to violate its permit limits - and none of these things are good. Return unused pills to the pharmacy and ask that the manufacturers take them back, or save them in a safe place away from children until you can deposit them at a local hazardous waste disposal day. The "No Drugs Down the Drain" theme has been coined in California and we are trying to spread the word. http://www.nodrugsdownthedrain.org/ Tell a friend.
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Proceeds from my first novel benefit the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) and my two more recent books benefit the Anne B. Kingsley Ovarian...