I went to buy stamps the other day, and because I’m at the point where I start going postal at the mere prospect of waste, I felt outraged that the stamps came as stickers, not the paper tear-offs you can lick. This of course meant that the set included a non-recyclable wax paper backing.
I went online, trying to find out if there was any way possible of getting the licky kind instead of the sticky kind these days, but it was hopeless.
However, I then saw that Canada Post had this site where you could design your own postage stamp, which gave me an idea.
If I came up with a stamp that had a green message on it, it might at least encourage others to not waste as much. So I created the one you see above — I was going to put ‘reuse’ instead of ‘recycle’ but I figured most people wouldn’t be willing to make that commitment — and will now be able to spread eco-awareness as far as the postal system can carry it.