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Year 2, Week 6 Results: .2 oz of plastic waste.

Posted By Beth Terry On July 27, 2008 @ 5:42 pm In gardening supplies,Plastic Tally 2008-08-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 4 Comments

I took my mini plastic stash (.2 ounces! Yes!) outside today to hang out with my…


Okay, okay, don’t laugh. You guys told me I was an idiot [1] to think I could grow 4 tomato plants using one cage, so I bought 3 more. The plants may not be humongous yet, and certainly not like Allie’s [2] plants that are reportedly taller than she. (Of course, I’ve never seen what Allie looks like. Maybe she’s really, really short.) But don’t forget, I got them in the ground weeks and weeks after Jennconspiracy [3] gave them to me, so I’m confident I’ll be up to my eyeballs in tomatoes by this fall. And learning to can them. Thanks for all your great advice.

Okay, here’s last week’s tally. It’s all new plastic waste:

  • 2 plastic tags and 2 plastic tag hangers from tomato cages. One of the three new cages was missing its tag, so I only ended up with two.
  • Plastic cap loop and foam cap insert from a bottle of fresh maple syrup. Michael’s sister visited us last week and brought a big bottle of dark maple syrup fresh from her neighbor’s trees in Western Massachusetts. Mmmmmmmmmm! The bottle was plastic, but we decanted the syrup into a glass jar, and she took the plastic bottle back home with her in hopes that her neighbor would be able to reuse it. We’ll find out.
  • Address label from the card that came with my Fudge Is My Life fudge sauce. Somehow I missed including this in the week that all that fudge sauce arrived [4].
  • 1 plastic seal from around the neck of a jar of Fudge Is My Life fudge sauce [4]. So far, I’ve given away two jars and opened one for myself. Trying to limit my consumption to one moderate spoonful per day. We’ll see how that goes!
  • Plastic from the ends of a bunch of organic bananas.

Gotta get going to feed and pet Soots and Arya’s brother Robb and step brother Ginger. Our friends are out of town, so we have new kitties to play with and torture. (Just kidding, Laura!)

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[1] You guys told me I was an idiot: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5660848239046145093&postID=970332735441036806

[2] Allie’s: http://alliesanswers.com

[3] Jennconspiracy: http://www.blogger.com/profile/16304420774638468362

[4] the week that all that fudge sauce arrived: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/07/fudge-and-styrofoam-confusing/

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