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.