The plastic is up off the floor and onto the table, thanks to a couple of curious kitties. Christmas is over, and so is the year, almost. Here’s the weekly tally, which includes all the rest of the plastic packaging from the holidays except for one notable exception. In order to keep peace in the [...]Read the full post.
Okay, here’s the thing. We are Soots and Arya, and we don’t like to be awoken suddenly from our nice nap by some big flashing, bright light. So we give you face like this. Not our fault. We are infinitely cute, as you will see. Beth woke us up to help with her blog because, [...]Read the full post.
Kitties are here! So is the weekly tally and the start of the holiday plastic. More next week, but hopefully not too much more. Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began: 3 hunks of packing tape from broken down boxes. Cleaning up for the kitties, I’ve been consolidating the contents [...]Read the full post.
In my November 7 post about Evert Fresh bags, I expressed my frustration that people seeking to go plastic-free were buying these bags, believing that the bags were not made from petroleum-based plastic. I explained that this mistaken belief came from misleading or missing information on various web sites. I’m now happy to report that [...]Read the full post.
Turns out we do have an almost plastic-free prepared yogurt here in the SF Bay Area. Saint Benoît yogurt comes in a reusable, returnable ceramic container and is sold at Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl, and other natural foods stores. As with the Straus milk containers, you pay a deposit which the store refunds when you [...]Read the full post.
There was a very serious message on my answering machine this morning from my sister, Ellen, who was worried about the Christmas present she was wrapping to send me. “Help. I’m standing here paralyzed. I reused the wrapping that you used for my present last year, I got a cardboard box, I filled the empty [...]Read the full post.
Here are two Christmas presents I received tonight from a company I work for, each containing at least 4 pieces of Scotch (plastic) tape. One thing my friends and family know about me is that I can’t wait to open presents, and tonight was no exception. So I justified my impatience by resolving to figure [...]Read the full post.
The amount of plastic is back down again, weighing less than ever. This is the 26th week, the end of the first 6 months, and you’ll notice that the graph looks somewhat different. From now on, I’ll still photograph and tally my waste each week, but the graph is going to show one bar for [...]Read the full post.
Since I had my hysterectomy in June, (Wow! She just jumps right in with the personal stuff, huh?) I have been relieved not to have to deal too much with the issue of plastic-free feminine hygiene products. At the time I started blogging, Crunchy Chicken was running her Diva Cup Challenge and I was happy [...]Read the full post.
I was going to post about feminine hygiene today. Don’t worry guys. You can read on safely. I’ll save that post for later. Instead, I’m inspired to write based on a beautiful post that I read this morning from blogger Chandra Sherin at Moonseeds.* I just happened upon it while scanning blogs for the subject of [...]Read the full post.