So where do you fall on the eco scale? Do you consider yourself an environmentalist or are you just and eco poser? Paul Wheaton’s recent post on Make it Missoula discusses a test that Paul calls The Wheaton Eco Test. It’s a simple test to measure one’s eco level. The test is simple. If you spend more money on electricity per year than the average American you can’t consider yourself eco based on the criteria of this test. I thought it would be interesting to see if our family passed the test.
We go through quite a few cans of olive oil spray every year. We seem to use it for almost every meal we cook. My wife picked up a refillable Misto Olive Oil Sprayer recently. Many might already use these, but I thought I would share this as it is a great way to reduce waste since we will no longer be throwing all of those olive oil spray cans in the landfill any longer.
It seems easy enough to use. There is a plastic cap underneath the top that twists off to allow it to be filled. Fill only half way to allow for pressure build up when pumped. Replace the top, pump, and spray.
So I wanted to share this because I’m guessing since it’s a non-aerosol can that it’s better for the environment. Those aerosol olive oil spray cans have soy and anti-foaming propellants, and may contain milk and wheat. This way you will be spraying pure olive oil. Plus I’m hoping it will save us some money by not having to purchase new cans.