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Week 24 Results: 1.9 oz of plastic
Posted By Beth Terry On December 3, 2007 @ 12:25 am In Plastic Tally 2007-12-15,Weekly Results 2007 | 8 Comments
Looks like this is my lightest week yet. But next week, the plastic weight might go up again in anticipation of the 6-month anniversary (semiversary?) of Fake Plastic Fish, which is two weeks away. There is still so much plastic in my house! I may just go through every closet, drawer, cupboard, and cubby and pull the plastic packaging off of anything I possibly can. I’d like to start out the next 6 months as cleanly as possible.
So, here’s this week’s tally:
Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
Recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
And that’s all the old stuff. Now for the new plastic waste.
That’s it for the week.
So, I had another “Duh!” moment this week. Plastic window envelopes contain plastic! While this should have been completely obvious, I’ve been tossing them into the recycling with the rest of the junk mail without a thought. Why? I don’t know. My brain just does that sometimes.
So I’ve started returning them from whence they came when they contain junk mail (and asking to be taken off the list.) And as for the few window envelopes that actually contain something I need, I’m going to reuse them for sending my own mail. Why not? Still, I frankly don’t understand the purpose of plastic windows. Plenty of window envelopes (like the ones from Working Assets) are made without any plastic, just an empty hole, and the mail seems to arrive in fine shape. Anyone know the purpose for the plastic window?
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