From the San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2007: A measure to ban plastic bags from grocery stores and other large retailers in Oakland was unanimously passed by a key City Council committee Tuesday. The measure, which is very similar to a ban adopted in San Francisco, will be sent on to the full council next [...]Read the full post.
Just like Whole Foods, this natural pharmacy contains very few items that are not packaged in plastic. Recycled toilet paper in plastic. Recycled napkins in plastic. Natural cellulose sponges in plastic. Natural cleaning products in plastic. Natural cosmetics, drugs, foods, bric-a-brac in plastic. Here are the few plastic-free items that I found and bought: 2 [...]Read the full post.
The Pasta Shop in Market Hall. Or as my friend calls it, Markup Hall. It’s pricy, alright. But they do have bulk pasta! All different shapes and sizes! And Market Hall is only a few short blocks from my house right near the Rockridge BART station. Unfortunately, they only offer the standard roll of plastic [...]Read the full post.
04/14/2008 Update: If you’ve reached this page because you want to know how to recycle Brita filter cartridges in North America, please visit http://www.takebackthefilter.org for more information about the campaign to urge Clorox (owner of Brita in North America) to develop a take-back recycling program for these cartridges! So I really need your input on [...]Read the full post.
To date, my favorite brand of soy milk has been Silk. In fact, they have a green energy program. The irony is that the symbol of that green energy program is a green plastic cap on the soy milk carton. The name of the campaign: “Green Caps for Green Energy.” As I mentioned in my [...]Read the full post.
We are no longer in Paradise, kids. I tried to purchase the domain name plasticparadise.com last night, and of course it was not available. It’s actually a directory of plastic items for sale! Not my kind of Plastic Paradise. So I puzzled and puzzled over P words until my puzzler was sore. I went to [...]Read the full post.
Beth, how can you look so serene among all that evil plastic? You’re killing the planet! You’re murdering small animals! Snap out of it! Now, now, chickadees. I haven’t killed anything yet. All this pretty plastic is still in my house waiting to discover what it will become next. Kind of like me. And aren’t [...]Read the full post.
…to anyone browsing this site using Internet Explorer or AOL. I had NO IDEA it looked so bad. It looks perfect in Firefox. I’ll fix it ASAP. Hopefully, it will already be fixed by the time you read this.Read the full post.
I took a walk to the Rockridge Long’s today, or as my friend Christine calls it, the Mother Ship Long’s. It’s huge. With a huge nursery/ gardening center. I wanted to find out if I could buy plants, soil, fertilizer, and other plant necessities in non-plastic containers. Here’s what I found: 1) Plants — just [...]Read the full post.
I took a notebook, pen, and some canvas bags with me today and went on a fact-finding mission to Whole Foods Market on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. I wanted to find out what non-plastic options were available at this hipster natural foods mecca. And mostly what I found were shelves and shelves and shelves of [...]Read the full post.