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... or How Your Bathroom Fixtures Are Not Landfill Space

The stuff you put in the toilet doesn't just go to some magical place in space where a Starfleet Sewage Cruiser vaporizes it with phaser blasts.

Your local sewage treatment plant has to process everything that is in the effluent stream. They have sophisticated processes for breaking down the human waste that's in the sewage, but other items usually have to be physically removed.

Items that should be thrown in the trash—and not the toilet—include paper towels, facial tissues, cotton swabs, dental floss, bandages, cigarette butts, condoms, tampon applicators, sanitary napkins, and disposable diapers. Many will think it should go without saying, but it's also NOT OK to flush plastics, chemicals, paints, and other hazardous materials down the toilet. Oooooo! Not in the loo!

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If you crave more information on how sewage treatment really works, check out this Wikipedia article.

Publish date: 01-SEP-2002


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Songs for a Better Planet

The excrement bubbles, the century's slime decays;
And the brainwashing government lackeys would have us say
That it's under control and we'll soon be on our way
To a grand year for babies and quiz panel games.
Of the hot hungry millions you'll be sure to remain.
The natural resources are dwindling and no one grows old,
And those with no homes to go to, please dig yourself a hole.   more

Song: “Wond’ring Again”

Artist: Jethro Tull

Album: Living in the Past

Category: Classic Rock



This bleak future-vision that begins the Jethro Tull song "Wond'ring Again" would have been insightful enough to merit its own song, but the tune has a second movement that lightens the tone and presents music and lyrics that are poetically beautiful and emotionally moving, providing hope of redemption for nature-battering, misgoverning mankind. The tune thus turns from jagged philippic to flawless gem—one of Tull's best songs. album cover for Jethro Tull, Living in the Past The cut is but one of the great tracks on this single-CD reissue of the original double-LP "Living in the Past." It includes the hit song "Living in the Past," and many, many other excellent Tull songs. Some of the songs feature a lighter, more lilting sound than before, with more varied melodies, more acoustic guitar, and a sweeter, more natural singing style on the part of Ian Anderson. These characteristics work notably well on songs like the ultra-smooth "Life Is a Long Song," the quirky, memorable "Up the 'Pool," "Wond'ring Again," and the very excellent title track. The old Tull style, with throatier vocals and more driving music, is also here in abundance, giving life to songs like "Witches Promise," "Dr. Bogenbroom," and "Singing All Day." The package includes a number of songs from other Jethro Tull albums too, including "Song for Jeffrey," "Inside" and "Locomotive Breath"; as well as two interesting but overly long live tracks: "By Kind Permission Of" and "Dharma for One." Nonetheless, the new material on Living in the Past is so good that it makes the label's original sin of commingling old material with new songs quite forgivable, and makes this Jethro Tull album a must-have. Once you get to know it, it will have YOU singing all day.

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"Considering the whole span of earthly time... Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species—man—acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world."

— Rachel Carson,
Silent Spring [1962]


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