Watch this video. It’s kind of a horror show because we know how detrimental this plastic will be to wildlife when it finally detaches from the fence, and there’s not much we can do about it. But it’s also kind of beautiful because, well, just watch how the sheets blow in the wind like that [...]Read the full post.
Recently, I’ve been reading quite a few anti-plastic bag articles that contain statements like, “Plastic bags are evil,” and advocate taking all your plastic bags to the local recycler and replacing them immediately with reusable bags. Now, as you know, I’m all for refusing new plastic bags while shopping and bringing my own reusable bags [...]Read the full post.
Pretty heavy this week. But most of the weight comes from a giant Hershey’s chocolate syrup container we bought ages ago. We do have our priorities, after all. So here’s the weekly tally: Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began: 8 Refresh Endura single-use eye drop containers (#4 plastic). 1 [...]Read the full post.
Britt Bravo of Have Fun * Do Good tagged me to participate in the 8 Random Facts About Me Meme. At first, I wasn’t sure I wanted to participate because it felt like a chain letter. But since I usually throw out a discussion question on weekends, I thought it might be fun for readers [...]Read the full post.
Thanks to Michael (er… I mean, the polar bears) for filling in for me yesterday. I’m wide awake and ready to write the final installment of my Disney adventure story. But actually, I’m having a hard time coming up with the words. All I really need to do is talk about plastic and environmental issues [...]Read the full post.
While Beth is taking another night off from blogging in order to get some much-needed and well-deserved sleep, we bring you A Special Message from the Polar Bear Community: Hey Humans: Our habitat is shrinking due to global warming. If current trends continue, TWO-THIRDS of our population will be driven out of existence. On top [...]Read the full post.
I know I promised stories of fun and adventure in Disneyland. But I had to work late tonight, and I have to go in early tomorrow. So the fun will have to wait a day. Until then, ponder page 43 from the August 2007 issue of the Southwest Airlines in-flight magazine, “Spirit”: Click the image [...]Read the full post.
As I mentioned in Part 1 of My Disney Adventure, I rushed to reserve transportation and accommodations at the last minute without planning ahead. This is not recommended. LODGING: If I had done some research, I might have found a more eco-friendly place to stay. Instead, I went for availability and price, booking a room [...]Read the full post.
Yikes! This was a rough week, plasticly speaking. Between trips to Southern California and my doctor’s office, I unintentionally picked up a lot of plastic. Even (gasp!) a Styrofoam cup! How did that happen? Hold on, and I’ll tell you. Here’s the tally: Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began: [...]Read the full post.
This will be an ongoing list of wines and the types of stoppers or caps used on the bottles. I’ll list them as I drink them. Last updated: 04/20/2009 Whites: Boissonneau Chateau Moulin de Ferrand Bordeaux Blanc (2006): Plastic stopper. Calina Reserva Chardonnay (2006): Plastic stopper. Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Chardonnay (2006): natural cork [...]Read the full post.