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Week 19 Results: 4.6 oz of plastic
Posted By Beth Terry On October 29, 2007 @ 3:48 am In Plastic Tally 2007-11-15,water filters,Weekly Results 2007 | 2 Comments
It’s 3am, so I’m just going to try and make this short and sweet. Here’s the weekly tally:
Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
Recyclable items used up this week but bought before the project began:
And that’s all the old stuff. Now for the new plastic waste.
Actually, there was more plastic than these two pieces, but I sent it back to the company with a note. The story is that I purchased the MultiPure filter kit in order to save plastic and also because, unlike Brita, these cartridges filter out the chloramine that is used to purify our water here in the East Bay. I figured I’d save plastic because first, the filter cartridge only has to be changed once a year, as opposed to every 2 months, and second, the only plastic on the cartridge are the two endcaps, unlike Brita in which the entire housing is made of plastic and is disposable.
Unfortunately, the filter and cartridge arrived encased in 20 square feet of fresh, new bubble wrap! I called MultiPure to find out if in the future the cartridges could be shipped without bubble wrap and was told that this was impossible. So I found out the contact info for the person in charge of making those decisions and mailed the bubble wrap back to her with a letter. I’ll post the response if and when I get one.
Well, that’s it. To bed!
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 Salute Sante grapeseed oil: http://www.grapeseedoil.com/about.html
 MultiPure water filter: http://www.multipure.com/store/aquaversa-countertop.html
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