Obsessive-compulsive about being green
I always sort my trash, even if the community I live in does a poor job of sorting out trash, or even if other people go through all the trash anyhow and pick recyclables out, like they do in China.
When in Japan, I used the same PET bottle for a year to use to drink water at work – long enough that it changed colour and began to deteriorate.
As such, I was quick to notice this NYT article:
My behaviours aren’t as extreme as those listed in the article, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see some correlation… but then again, in Taipei, I feel right at home sorting my garbage and not consuming that much, because it is the civic thing to do here.