Bleached Carrots, Trash Talk, & a Big Vat of Salsa: Our Sunday Round-up

Green and Clean Mom reveals that baby carrots are dipped in bleach to prevent those pesky white spots.  It looks like switching over to full-size carrots might be the way to go.

Also at Green and Clean Mom, I found a discussion about paying for trash: how do you pay for it?  If trash pick-up is paid by taxpayers, there is not much incentive for people to recycle or reduce the amount they toss each week.   Some people have to pay extra for recycling–yet pay very little for up to four bags of trash a week!   I guess I am a bit of a stickler about this issue.  I think the system should be set up so that recycling and community composting is mandatory and people have to pay for how much heads to a landfill.
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Green Baby Guide’s Sunday Round-Up of Great Green Posts

Mindful Momma lists some Good Green Reads for the Preschool Set.   If you are looking for some picture books with environmental themes that will please your young children, check it out.

Nature Moms reviewed Wysi Wipes, “an alternative to pre-moistened towelettes, facial tissue or paper towels.”  They come in tiny tablets, and you just add water to moisten them.  They’re compostable and biodegradable, so they’re better for the environment than your standard throw-away tissues.

Eco Child’s Play found some Eco-friendly, Solar-powered Night Lights that both young and old kids will appreciate.

Not Quite Crunchy Parent offers tips for getting your kids to talk about their day.  The comments section adds even more ideas that I’m tucking away for the future, once Audrey outgrows her “chattering toddler” phase.
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The Green Baby Guide’s Sunday Round-Up

Starting this Sunday, the Green Baby Guide will present a round-up of the noteworthy articles we’ve found on likeminded sites.  Enjoy!

This is from a few months ago, but attention-grabbing nonetheless.  The Pregnancy and Baby Blog wonders Should You Quit Breastfeeding Because of Toxins in Breast Milk?

Over at Inhabitots, you’ll find how to make co-sleeping easier with the Humanity Family Bed.  While one of the green advantages of co-sleeping is avoiding the extra purchase of a crib, this product does have multiple uses.  I love that the baby in the photo is wearing a cloth diaper!

(I hope Treehugging Family does not mind me stealing those last two from their excellent round-up of green posts, all written by either Jennifer or Peggy.)
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