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Week 51 Results: 4.4 oz of plastic waste
Posted By Beth Terry On June 8, 2008 @ 7:52 pm In Plastic Tally 2008-06-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 17 Comments
Wow. I actually got my butt outside yesterday and did some heavy non-computer related labor. Finally planted the tomato seedlings that Jennconspiracy  brought me weeks ago. Hope they will live. I’ve been so tied to my desk chair that I let most of my outdoor potted plants in the roof garden sizzle and dry up. I rationalized my laziness as water conservation, which it actually was! We are officially in a drought here, and I can’t justify ornamental plants in pots on the hot roof. Also, we now have access to some ground in the front yard, so I can actually plant something useful like veggies.
I had about 20 little funerals (in my own mind) yesterday as I lugged each heavy terra cotta pot with its dead flower arrangement down to the front yard, dumped it out, hacked up the solidified potting soil with a trowel in order to reuse it, and deposited the dried up corpses into the green compost bin. I envisioned what each plant had looked like at its peak and felt a little sad. But then I looked around at all the flowering plants in my neighborhood and realized that if I just get out more, I have a huge garden to enjoy just by walking down the street!
Included in this week’s tally are some plastic items I came across while dismantling the roof garden and mantling (?) the new front yard garden, which at this point consists of 4 tomatoes plants and a whole bunch of dirt and compost. Oh yeah, more on the compost in tomorrow’s post.
Plastic items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
New plastic purchased since the plastic project began and used this week:
One more week to go before the 1-year anniversary of Fake Plastic Fish!
My goal this week: 0 plastic waste. In this entire year, I have yet to complete a week completely plastic-free. But I’m determined that week 52 will be that week. To that end, I’ll be taking precautions. I’ve already tallied the cat food wrapper, and we won’t go through another whole case in a week. No one is to buy take out food for me. In fact, I won’t visit any restaurants that I haven’t already personally certified as safe from plastic. Maybe I’ll just avoid restaurants altogether. Also, no bananas this week, since I only buy the organic variety that come with plastic around the stems. I will not order anything through the mail. And I’ll put a sincere request out to friends and family: please, please, please no plastic this week!
I have an idea in mind for my Week 52 photo, but it will only work if there is no plastic.
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