How to Eat a Mango at Your Desk, Without a Knife!
I’m a kiwi. Because of this I’m relatively new to the overwhelming experience of eating a mango. Something that I first thought couldn’t possibly grow on a tree, as it’s obviously some kind of magical natural confectionery.
After becoming a regular mango tray buyer, I took one to work and realised that brandishing a knife at my desk probably wasn’t a super cool idea. I found myself in a pretty serious dilemma.
Obviously the only option was to contact a pro. My fiance is one mango dissecting guru – so followed this instructional email on how to eat a mango.
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- · If you buy coffee in a tray in the morning, the next morning, take back the same tray rather than throw it in the recycling bin. If you have the availability, ask the café to make it in your reusable coffee cup.
- · How do you get to work? Catch public transport where possible. If you drive a car, make sure you run it on NON-E10 petrol, and run it on XFT to reduce fuel consumption.
- · When you get to work, does your office have a 2 or 3 bin system? If not, chances are you have a dust bin by your desk for everything, and a cardboard box for paper shredding. Encourage your office to start a two or three-bin system and recycle right at work.
- · Do you reuse your plastic water bottles? Why not buy reusable water bottles? Glass or aluminium bottles are healthier and more sustainable.
- · Empty, rinse and squeeze plastic bottles, then put the lid back on to keep the bottle sucked in.
- · Crush aluminium cans to save space in the recycling bin, this makes them easier to separate when they go through the recycling process too!
- · Rinse tin cans, rinse the lid, put it in the can and squeeze the opening walls together.
- · Greasy pizza boxes – even with some food left on – in most places can now go straight in the recycling bin
- · Plastic takeaways containers – a quick rinse and under the yellow lid.
- · Used batteries don’t go in the bin – drop them off at an ALDI store near you!
- · Inks and toner can be recycled through Planet Ark or taken to any Officeworks store.
- · Plastic bags can be taken to any supermarket.
- · Waxed and plastic coated cardboard can be rinsed and recycled.
- · Take your plastic bags to your local supermarket for recycling. Keep them out of your home recycling – plastic bags can cause big problems when placed in your kerbside recycling bin. For safety reasons, staff at the recycling centre cannot open plastic bags as the contents may be dangerous or dirty and are sent to landfill. Bags also interfere with the automatic sorting machines, and can bring the entire sorting station to a halt. To avoid these problems simply put your recyclable items straight into the recycling bin.
- · When cooking dinner, if you have some space, invest in a worm farm for your food scraps! Food waste represents 40-50% of everything we throw away. How big would your red lid bin need to be if this was the case?
- · Rinse your dishes in cold water, and only run the dishwasher once its full.
- · If you can, before you go to bed at night, switch off your entertainment centre at the wall. Having the TV, Xbox/PS and sound system turned off but on standby wastes around $300 of your hard earned cash each year. Turn it on again when you get home from work the next day.