Thursday, 12 September 2013

Recycled Plastic in Pillows?

It's been a while and I thought I should pop in to say hi. The past few weeks have been hectic! I rented a new flat, finally. Then when I was all set to move in, I hurt my back doing absolutely NOTHING. I have spent the past week and a half recovering, with a lot of help from a wonderful osteopath. It was amazing really (osteopathy). I will write about it when I am settled in again next week. I am feeling very grateful. 

Today I went to Ikea to do some shopping. The flat I rented is furnished and I don't need much. Towels, rugs, pillows, sheets, some things for the kitchen, etc. I left with what I could carry and placed an order for a little meditation couch. The highlight of my trip was choosing a pillow. It took me 30 minutes to decide on one. Who knew shopping for pillows could be so complicated? Especially when the product names are all in Swedish and you have no clue why  one Gosa #$%@ is different from the next Gosa @#%. I went back and forth between 3-4 Gosa pillows and couldn't tell the difference, other than how thick they were.  

In the end, I went for eco-friendly pillows. My new pillows are stuffed with recycled PET. Sound familiar? PET is plastic found in plastic water bottles, Coke bottles, etc. It's not as uncomfortable as it sounds. It feels like the pillow is full of styrofoam chips. It moulds to the shape of your neck and head. Let's see how I sleep tonight. I owe it to the planet after all of the Evian and Coke bottles I've bought and recycled. Someone has to use recycled products. Otherwise we are just creating a more junk but feeling better about it. So let's buy recycled! Recycled paper. Recycled pillows (though the jury is still out on the comfort). 






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Reiki hugs, Regina










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