30 - 2010

Friday Wrap-Up: More TP, Best Frugal Blogs, Poo Fest

photo by Steven Damron

It’s Friday and time to wrap up!

As an addendum to this week’s Wednesday on Waste about recycled toilet paper, I found this article in the New York Times about the impact virgin-paper toilet tissue has on the environment, titled “Mr. Whipple Left It Out – Soft is Rough on Forests.”

If you are a reader of frugal blogs, CouponSherpa has listed the 52 most popular frugal blogs in order of popularity. Visit the list here. And no, Mom, I don’t know why Cheap Like Me isn’t on the list. 🙂

Puma has reinvented the shoe box  to cut two-thirds of the waste — and the story of why they still need the packaging they do and the challenges in developing the package is a pretty interesting one. See it at Fast Company. (Thanks, Angelique!)

Rob’s World has good news! Electric trucks and vans are about to hit our shores. The vehicles will even be priced under $30,000 after a federal tax credit for electric vehicles. I’m just curious — how much electricity will they use? What will that cost? If it’s decent, these vehicles are extremely tempting.

And in the realm of “weird but good ideas,” this weekend is a special occasion in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado (pictured at top). Apparently, Saturday is Poo Fest! Town citizens hit the streets and yards with bags in hand to clean up after the lovable mutts who live in town. Whoever collects the most poo gets a special prize! It’s not online, but it was mentioned in the Denver Post this week. If you’re in the Crested Butte area, drop in if you’re itching to scoop.


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