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Week 40 Results: .8 oz of plastic waste.
Posted By Beth Terry On March 23, 2008 @ 11:59 pm In pet care,Plastic Tally 2008-04-15,sweet treats,Weekly Results 2008 | 15 Comments
Oh dear. So you know how last week I had zero new plastic waste and only stuff I’d purchased before I started this project? Well, this week, it’s all just new new new stuff. Some unavoidable and some completely and embarrassingly avoidable. So here goes.
New plastic waste:
I do notice, though that I am changing fundamentally in the way I shop. The other night, I had a craving for chocolate sauce and the only store open was Safeway. So I thought, whatever, I’ll just get some Hershey’s or Smuckers in a glass jar. No one will know as long as it’s not in plastic.
But when I got to the chocolate sauce aisle and read the ingredients on the labels: high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated soy bean oil, I just couldn’t go there. I just couldn’t. I was actually repulsed by the whole idea. And then I wandered around in Safeway for a while feeling really depressed. So I decided to buy some cream to make my own hot fudge. But the only organic cream they had was O Organics and Horizon, and being a member of the Organic Consumers Association, I’d read all kinds of terrible things about those brands. And I just couldn’t go there either.
So I walked home chocolate-free and depressed. And the next day, I bought the very expensive jar of Fudge Is My Life. Here are the ingredients: Cream, Brown Sugar, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Sugar, Butter, Honey and Salt. So yeah, I could have made it from scratch. But sometimes you just want to scoop fudge out of a jar and eat it straight up with no waiting around. And that’s what I did.
So that’s the tally for last week. And now I have a cat question for you. Do kitty’s whiskers usually fall out? Ever since we’ve had her, Arya’s had these two really funny white Martian antenna-looking whiskers sticking straight up from her forehead (in addition to the normal whiskers sticking out the sides of her face.) Then, one day this week, she suddenly only had one. And the next day, none. Her antennae are gone! Where could they be? Is this normal? Just wondering.
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