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Week 50 Results: 1.1 oz of plastic waste

Posted By Beth Terry On June 5, 2008 @ 1:54 pm In Plastic Tally 2008-06-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 5 Comments


Finally, the tally for week ending May 31. At this point, Fake Plastic Fish is 1-1/2 weeks away from its 1-year anniversary! What will happen in year 2? That’s what I’ve been contemplating for the last few days, in between eating out with my parents, watching movies, taking walks, enjoying just being. Here’s the tally. I do have a lot more to write about, but I also have work to catch up on for my employer today, so this will be short and sweet.

The tally this week includes all new stuff:

  • Plastic outer wrapper from a 24-pack of Instinct canned cat food. No decisions in the pet food arena yet.
  • Outer seal from a 1/2 pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. This is what I do with my parents when we get together: eat ice cream! Hurray! It was late at night when they arrived in the Bay Area, and all the natural grocery stores were closed, so we shopped at Safeway, and B&J was the best I could do. There will be another of these plastic seals next week.
  • 1 plastic seal from a jar of Fudge Is My Life hot fudge sauce. I did forego the High Fructose Corn Syrup-laden jars of Hershey’s and Smuckers and held out for my fave local fudge sauce the next day. This stuff rocks!
  • 1 plastic cork from a bottle of Pepperwood Grove pinot noir. Michael won this bottle at a triva contest! He’s such a smart guy.
  • 1 plastic salad dressing container from Razan’s Organic Kitchen in Berkeley. I’m always surprised when I go out to dinner what disposable plastic I’ll end up with unexpectedly.
  • 1 plastic tag from a Cascade Green tomato cage. Jenn! We bought the tomato cage, but we still haven’t planted the tomatoes you brought over! I water them every other day to keep them alive. I swear we will plant them this weekend. But the hard part is transferring the compost from that god-awful Compost Tumbler on the roof down to the front yard and mixing it up with the dirt down there before planting.

That’s it. Rosa asked if my lifestyle changes when my parents visit. It does, a bit. I eat more ice cream than usual. I eat out in restaurants more than usual; however, I was diligent about bringing my containers with me for leftovers, and we never went the fast food route. I drive more than usual (they rented a car), but driving is necessary because it’s difficult for my mom to walk very far, especially when the whether is chilly.

I fully enjoyed their visit, and it was nice to take a little blogging break.
 


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