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When she moved to the United States from Germany seven years ago, Angela Neigl brought with her the energy-conscious sensibilities of life in Europe. You drove small cars. You recycled every can, lid and stray bit of household waste. You brought your own reusable bags or crate to the market rather than adding to the billions of plastic bags clogging landfills, killing aquatic creatures on the bottoms of oceans and lakes, and blowing in the wind.

But, alas, there she was Friday morning, lugging her white plastic bags from the Turco's supermarket, like everyone else, figuring there was no fighting the American way of waste.

Yes, it's hard and it makes you a near outcast, unless you're in a sheltered environment such as a university campus.

We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 2nd, 2007 at 02:58:29 AM EST
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