I guess Sister is 'greener' than yours truly. A few years ago R cooked a meal for Sister and the Bone Doctor. Maybe the vegetables had been roasted in oil, I can't remember, but I washed the oil out of the dish and down the sink. Quell horreur Brother. All that oil going down the drain. What will that do to the environment!
She was right of course and it is a matter I am now very conscious about, that is oil and fat going down the sink drain and generally try to avoid it happening.
So I have established Sister's superior green credentials, in one area at least.
When Little Jo was born, Sister signed up for a nappy service. That is, she bought and used cloth nappies and a company came and took away the soiled ones and replaced them with clean fresh nappies.
From what I hear on the young mother with baby grapevine, which is precious little really, is that this often is the case, mothers do exactly what Sister did. Sister partly starting using disposables because she was living in three places, Geelong, Murrumbeena and Wangaratta.
But then Sister totally swallowed her caring for the environment pride and switched over to disposable nappies that fill our rubbish tips in huge numbers. This is quite often the case with first time mothers. I understand why. Sister and the Bone Doctor certainly know why. Mother who grated pure soap, soaked nappies in an enamel bucket and then boiled them certainly knows why and is jealous that disposables weren't around in her day.
Tins, bottles, paper and plastics are not going into Australia's land fill much anymore. Disposable nappies are big time. Very overdue, but visible on the horizon is a television/computer/electronics centrally organised recyling scheme.
Next cab off the rank might be the need to address this scourge of disposal of disposal nappies. I can't imagine how, but some brains should work on it.