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Week 44 Results: .8 oz of plastic waste.
Posted By Beth Terry On April 20, 2008 @ 6:11 pm In Plastic Tally 2008-05-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 8 Comments
Another week. Earth Day is coming up in two days. Honestly, I’ve never paid it much attention. I didn’t begin Fake Plastic Fish until June of last year. In the past, I’ve probably felt like Earth Day was a nice idea, but not much more. This year, Earth Day holds more significance for me. But I don’t have anything special planned except to continue with what I’m already doing… blogging here, being mindful of my plastic and other waste, and continuing with the “Take Back The Filter ” campaign. At the end of this post, I’ll announce the winners of the children’s book drawings. In the mean time, here’s the weekly tally:
Items purchased before the plastic project began:
Now for the new items:
A funny thing, before I get to the book winners. Beth Terry  emailed me this week! I’ve always known there was at least one other Beth Terry out there on the web because I come up with her web site when I Google my own name. And she scooped up www.bethterry.com  before I did. Anyway, Beth Terry is a motivational speaker who has a lot of energy, wants to make the world a better place, and signed the Take Back The Filter petition ! She is doing our name proud and just tonight wrote about Fake Plastic Fish on her blog . (She wrote about me. I wrote about her. Is this like one of those never-ending mirrors you could get lost in forever?)
And on a sad note: The judge in Oakland’s plastic bag ban case has just ruled that the city “should have more adequately studied the environmental impact of the ban before passing it into law.” The city now must decide whether to challenge the ruling or pay for an environmental impact study that could cost upwards of $100,000! We don’t know yet what the city will decide to do. More from the Oakland Tribune story here .
And now, (drum roll) the winners of the totally random (and Michael can confirm how random it was because the randomness came from his brain) drawing for the children’s books: Owen & Mzee  goes to Rachel Reinyday and My Bag & Me  goes to Monica Duke. Please send me your mailing addresses and I’ll get the books right out to you.
So, has everyone signed the Take Back The Filter petition ? I’ll let you know about my meeting with Clorox later this week. Suffice it to say, we still need signatures!
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URLs in this post:
 Take Back The Filter: http://www.takebackthefilter.org
 Lamy fountain pens: http://lamyusa.com/fountain_main_alstar.php
 converters: http://lamyusa.com/lamy_refills_LZ24.php
 Engineer’s Guide To Cats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4
 Beth Terry: http://bethterry.com
 Take Back The Filter petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/recycle-used-brita-water-filter-cartridges.html
 wrote about Fake Plastic Fish on her blog: http://corporatecowgirl.com/2008/04/20/have-you-googled%e2%84%a2-yourself-sunday-musings/
 Oakland Tribune story here: http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_8983338?IADID
 Owen & Mzee: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/04/environmental-childrens-books-part-1/
 My Bag & Me: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/04/environmental-childrens-books-part-2/
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