When we learned in February that a Trader Joe’s was going to be moving in to the old Albertson’s building just a few blocks from our house and right near the Rockridge BART station, we were thrilled. In fact, the idea of Trader Joe’s coming has been enough to lift me out of the dumps [...]Read the full post.
The last time I picked up the needles was March 2006. And I haven’t actually picked them up again yet. However, I did stay up all night on July 3, watching movies and making this big “yarn” ball out of plastic grocery bags. (I should categorize this post under “Projects for Obsessive Insomniacs.”) Did you [...]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! I received the following e-mail from Brita [...]Read the full post.
Can a 42-year old use that expression without sounding like an idiot? Who cares? This post is not even about plastic. It’s about cupcakes that rocked my world tonight, and I MADE THEM! The only reason I’m posting about them here is to redeem myself for the pita disaster a few nights ago. Just look [...]Read the full post.
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 14:07:35 -0400From: “Tever Dooley” firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: RE: Online Information RequestTo: Beth Terry Hi Beth, Thank you for your support of Recycline and the Preserve Toothbrush we really appreciate the plug on your blog! I am very happy to say that we do work with several dentists nationwide who offer their patients [...]Read the full post.
This is Little Blue Snake (as opposed to Big Purple Snake who is hiding somewhere in the house.) He wanted to help me out this week with my plastic tally, but really he just looks cute in the picture. So, here goes: Items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began: First, plastic [...]Read the full post.
Well, I said I’d do it and I did. I used up the last of a tube of Crest (and believe me, I squeezed out every delicious bit before sending the tube to plastic purgatory) without having found a plastic-free replacement product. So I made my own tooth powder with the ingredients pictured above: 1 [...]Read the full post.
We may not be able to find plastic-free pitas, but here in the Bay Area are a whole slew of bakeries that deliver their bread fresh to grocery stores, wrapped only in paper. Here’s a list. All of these breads can be found at Berkeley Bowl, and many of them are at Whole Foods, too. [...]Read the full post.
My friend Mea, in response to my lament about not being able to find pitas without plastic, sent me a recipe so I could bake them myself. Mark, do not laugh! I did not mistake BisQuick for flour this time. I did, however, misread 1 1/4 cups of water as 1/4 cup of water and [...]Read the full post.
As Live Earth, a huge world-wide concert to bring awareness to the problem of global warming, takes place today, a writer on Lighter Footstep addresses 5 issues he believes are worse than global warming. One issue that is relevant to Fake Plastic Fish is the issue of Peak Oil and how we’ve got to find [...]Read the full post.