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Week 25 Results: 12.8 oz of plastic.
Posted By Beth Terry On December 10, 2007 @ 12:03 am In Plastic Tally 2007-12-15,Weekly Results 2007 | 9 Comments
Back from my retreat and so grateful that I have a beautiful place to go and supportive people to be with for a few days to recharge. More on that tomorrow. I’m still in retreat mode, so this post will be brief.
I mentioned that the plastic this week would be a doozy, and I wasn’t kidding. I went through drawers and cupboards searching for unnecessary plastic packaging to add to this week’s tally. Next Sunday will be the 6-month anniversary of Fake Plastic Fish, and I’d like to start out as cleanly as I can for the next 6 months. So here we go:
Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
So that’s all the old stuff. Now for the new plastic waste.
I was very specific in the note I sent them: “Please do not use any plastic packaging or fillers. I do not want bubble wrap, styrofoam peanuts, plastic air pillows, or any other type of plastic packaging in the box. Thanks!” The package arrived as requested, with my note highlighted in yellow on the packing slip and a hand-written note: “Okey Dokey Only Paper” and a smiley face. Whoever took care of this order in the warehouse was someone I’d be happy to do business with again!
I wish I could find an alternative to all these plastic eye drop containers. But right now, I just can’t. Especially with winter coming and the dry air from heat systems. This weekend at the retreat, in fact, I found myself getting up in the night for a second round of eye drops after waking up to some excruciating cornea pain. As long as this condition continues (which I’ve had since February of 2002) I’ll never be entirely plastic-free.
So that’s the plastic for the week. Thanks to everyone who left such nice comments on Michael’s post while I was away. Tomorrow, I plan to write a few things about discoveries made at the retreat. And this week, I hope to complete the Frequently Asked Questions post I mentioned a few days ago and also a summary (with pictures of course) of all the plastic I’ve collected to date. And there will be a few other useful posts that even I don’t know about yet. Stay tuned!
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