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Week 30 Results: .8 oz. of plastic waste
Posted By Beth Terry On January 14, 2008 @ 4:58 am In Plastic Tally 2008-01-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 13 Comments
Before I show you this week’s tally, I thought I would give you an idea of what I’ve been hoarding since June 17, 2007. This is all the non-recyclable stuff I’ve collected through last week. Click to see a larger image:
The awful truth is that all the stuff on the blue plastic sheet, including the blue plastic sheet, was acquired AFTER I started this project. All the stuff on the carpet around me are things I already had that I used up. This has been a real learning experience. When I started out, I had no idea how to eliminate plastic and I ended up with a lot more than I intended to.
I feel like 2008 is a new beginning. I have a better idea of what I’m doing and why avoiding plastic is a much better alternative than recycling it. Which is why this year, as I said previously, I’ll be saving all the recyclables too. There are still plastic items I can’t do without, like prescription bottles (which can’t be refilled in California. Even my vet won’t take them.), eye drops, and cat food. But I’m willing to lower my cheese consumption considerably. This will also help with my New Year’s Intention #2 .
That said, here’s the plastic tally for this week. Yes, there are cheese wrappers, and there will be more for the next couple of weeks. My sister sent me some awesome Vermont cheddar for Christmas. But after that’s gone, I’m slowing way down.
This is the very first week that the tally consists of only new plastic waste:
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