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Year 2, Week 10 Results: 19.6 oz of plastic waste!
Posted By Beth Terry On August 24, 2008 @ 9:25 pm In cleaning products,pet care,Plastic Tally 2008-09-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 14 Comments
What does it mean when your cat’s poop suddenly turns red? Could be some terrible disease. Or could just mean your cat’s been eating her red blanket and explains why she’s not hungry anymore. I’ve been so worried about poor little albatross chicks consuming pieces of plastic out in the North Pacific Gyre, while here at home under my own nose my kitty’s been chowing down on polar fleece. Look at all the holes!
This is the blanket the kittens came with. I put it in Arya’s cage while she was healing, thinking it would be familiar and comforting. And I guess it was. Comfort food. (Plastic blanket, and god knows what kind of dye it’s got in it.)
Little Hobble had her sutures out on Friday and is getting back to her normal spirited self, which is a little worrisome because her bones will take a while to completely heal. So we still have to keep her in the cage — sans fake plastic blanket!
So, here’s this week’s tally. Plastic items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
Apparently trace amounts of dioxane  have been found in its products, but it seems to only apply to the liquid dish soap, not the powder. It remains to be seen how effective this stuff is. Do you guys use dishwasher detergent and if so, what works best for you? Oh, and does anyone have tips for the best way to load the dishwasher? Neither Michael nor I grew up with one, so we’re doing the best we can.
And yes, I’m sure we could be super efficient at handwashing and skip the machine. But the fact remains that we are not. Let’s just leave it at that. :-)
And the new plastic waste:
Only 4 items this week. Not bad!
Tomorrow, I’ll report all about the ridiculous search for plastic-free water at the the Outside Lands Music Festival  on Friday, and the Radiohead  show that pummeled me with its exquisite noise and left me breathless with hope for humanity. (What a world where guys can make sounds that take over my whole body and soul and cause me to weep with amazement no matter how many times I hear them.)
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URLs in this post:
 Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Powder: http://www.ecover.com/US/EN/Products/automatic-dishwasher-powder.html
 trace amounts of dioxane: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/does-dioxane-blow-the-lid-off-ecovers-green-cover.html
 Small Change and Bobbi: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/08/year-2-week-7-8-results-9-oz-of-plastic/
 email me: http://myplasticfreelife.com/contact-me/
 Outside Lands Music Festival: http://sfoutsidelands.com/
 Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.com
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