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Brita, Green Sangha, Recycled Clothing, 2 Clean 2 B Green, Composts & Landfills & Muddy Shoes, oh my!

Posted By Beth Terry On January 11, 2008 @ 2:32 am In Expired,water filters | 6 Comments

04/14/2008 Update: If you’ve reached this page because you want to know how to recycle Brita filter cartridges in North America, please visit http://www.takebackthefilter.org [1] for more information about the campaign to urge Clorox (owner of Brita in North America) to develop a take-back recycling program for these cartridges!

I’ve been working on so many other projects this week, I didn’t have time to post yesterday, and I barely have time to post tonight. So here are a couple of things I’ve been doing and also a couple of posts on other blogs that I think are just great:

1) I received enough interest in a possible Brita cartridge recycling campaign [2] that I created a Yahoo Group to discuss the issue further and get feedback on whether or not to proceed. Here’s the URL for the Yahoo Group if you’d like to read more or participate:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/recycle_brita/ [3]

2) I’ve been working on Green Sangha’s Rethinking Plastics web page. Here’s the link. If you’re in the Bay Area and would like to get involved, please check it out.

3) National Geographic’s Green Guide has an excellent, eye-opening article about what happens to donated clothes, surprisingly entitled “What Happens to Donated Clothes?” by Emily Main.  (2011 Update: Apparently, the article no longer exists on the Internets.  *Sniff*)

4) Wise Bread has a great post called Our Obsession to Clean is Making Us Trashy [4]. This is a web site about saving money, and often (although not always) green living and frugality intersect in its articles.

5) Yesterday, I visited a local landfill and commercial compost facility to see for myself what happens to our garbage and the food and yard waste we put into our green bins. I’ll be writing about this field trip later.

6) I have to jump on the Yay China! bandwagon (And also Yay Australia!) for their plastic bag ban. Now, if only they’d stop accepting our plastic waste [5].

7) And one more thing… Next week I’m flying to Hawaii to visit my parents for a few days (and hopefully get my blow dryer fixed [6].) Are there any Fake Plastic Fish readers in Honolulu (besides my dad) who have tips about local farmer’s markets, organic restaurants, other “green” must-sees and must-dos? Please feel free to comment or contact me via e-mail. My e-mail address is in my profile.

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URLs in this post:

[1] http://www.takebackthefilter.org: http://www.takebackthefilter.org

[2] Brita cartridge recycling campaign: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/01/take-back-brita-filter-campaign/

[3] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/recycle_brita/: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/recycle_brita/

[4] Our Obsession to Clean is Making Us Trashy: http://www.wisebread.com/our-obsession-to-clean-is-making-us-trashy

[5] accepting our plastic waste: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/01/week-29-results-26-oz-of-plastic-making/

[6] get my blow dryer fixed: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/01/learning-to-fix-stuff/

[7] Image: https://plus.google.com/+BethTerry

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