California Bans Hotels From Dishing Out Small, Individual Plastic Shampoo, Conditioner … Bottles. I Am Ecstatic.
Made my day. I was ecstatic.
So, great. So, good.
The wanton waste at hotels drives me to distraction and beyond. So, uncalled for, so unnecessary.
Hotels being irresponsible and basically giving us, collectively, the finger.
The shampoo bottles are bad BUT it is the sugar and sweetner that breaks my heart. I have first hand experience of living in the third world. I know poverty. The sugar/sweetner that is wasted can keep a kid alive.
This is a first step. But, let’s applaud it. I am delighted.
Let’s make this global.
Then let’s work on the sugar/sweetner.
Thank you, California.
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The Worldwide Helium Shortage Is Real (As I Told You 6-Years Ago). PLEASE Stop Using Helium Balloons.
The worldwide Helium shortage is real. We really are running short of Helium.
Though the 2nd most abundant element in the known Universe (~24%) we only have finite quantities on earth — and it is expensive to extract. When we have used up what was there on Earth we are stuck. We haven’t worked out how to import Helium from outside of Earth. That is the problem.
We are running out of Helium — at least Helium we can readily obtain on Earth.
That is why prices are going up. Soon it will be too cost prohibitive to use Helium in party balloons. So, simple economics will prevent our wanton waste of Helium in balloons. We nee Helium for more serious things — including MRIs and scientific research.
But, don’t wait for price to force you from buying Helium balloons. Make the decision yourself. Please stop buying Helium balloons — as of RIGHT NOW. Thank you.
I am talking about the plastic enclosed condiment kits provided by hotels as part of their coffee maker service.
My GRIPE is the fact that each packet contains BOTH a sachet of sugar and a sachet of sweetener — and in the case of the more generous ones, two sachets of sugar and two sachets of sweetener.
Though I am sure that there are some that will use BOTH the sugar and the sweetener to add taste to their coffee many will use just ONE — either the sugar or the sweetener. And, moreover, there will be those that don’t use either, but just opt for the creamer.
What kills me is what happens to the sachets that are left UNUSED.
I do NOT believe that room service collects them and recycles them. There will, obviously, be some ‘safety’ and ‘hygiene’ issues with that.
I am fairly sure that the cleaners just toss the unused sachets in the garbage.
THAT IS SUCH A WASTE.
Why can’t we have a better scheme.
I, for one, would NOT have a problem if hotels had dispensers like the ones we find at even ‘high-end’ restaurants. IF we will use them in restaurants why should we have an issue using them in a hotel room? IF they, in any way, look tampered or soiled YOU could, of course, call room service for more.
Or we can have SEPARATE sugar and sweetener condiment packages. I will just use the sweetener packages in the room and the sugar ones will remain unopened.
This is an outrage. A crime against humanity.
There are millions around the world that would LOVE this sugar/sweetener we are throwing away (and PLEASE don’t even start the debate about sugar being bad for you since that is not what this is about).
THINK. Thinking is good for you.
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Teischan had a Pre-Birthday party and sleepover Friday/Saturday — her birthday being this coming week. She wanted lots of balloons and so Deanna bought one of those Home Inflate kits, at Walmart, when she went shopping for the party supplies. We had bought one quite a few years ago and it had been quite a hit. At around $40 Deanna figured that it was a bargain given the 50 balloons included — at 80 cents a balloon.
These balloons, as it CLEARLY states on the box, lasted around 8 hours.
They pathetically deflated after that. And it says that on the box. Very clearly and both Teischan and Deanna had seen it.
This confused and UPSET me. I had discovered to my horror, 4 years ago, that the World was running out of Helium!
So it bad enough that we are using precious Helium for party tricks BUT WORSE that we lose that Helium within 1/3 of a day!
I knew something was not right. Latex balloons you buy at supermarkets etc. last 3 to 4 days, if not longer (and yes, Mylar balloons lasts even longer).
So, as ever, I Googled.
That is when I discovered ‘Hi-Float‘. Now it ALL makes sense. The latex balloons have to be sealed.
Got it? Just trying to make sure that we all get more for our money and the best out of the Helium we have. (Yes, I know it is the 2nd most abundant element in the Universe BUT we haven’t yet figured out how to extract Helium from outer space).