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Year 2, Week 14 Results: 2.2 oz of plastic waste. Ice Cream Party!
Posted By Beth Terry On September 22, 2008 @ 10:56 pm In Plastic Tally 2008-10-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 7 Comments
I am late getting last week’s plastic tally up. But you would be too if you were busy tallying and labeling and adding to a spreadsheet all the Brita filters that people were sending you  from all over North America. I have no choice; I’m an accountant to the core and find a good spreadsheet to be a thing of beauty.
So, now that I’m finished for the moment with that particular work of art, here’s last week’s plastic tally, which includes a bunch more things I found while cleaning out a bathroom cabinet.
Plastic items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
And the new plastic waste (the fun part!):
We had an ice cream party to use up the rest of the fudge sauce! We invited our friends to bring ice cream, and we provided dark chocolate, chocolate orange, chocolate mint, and chocolate ginger fudge sauces as well as butterscotch sauce and chopped nuts. The only thing missing was whipped cream, but really no one missed it until I thought of it just now.
Yes, the ice cream cartons are lined with plastic, for those who weren’t here when this fact was first revealed. And no, I don’t tally them. (See the explanation here .) They go in our city’s green compost bin. It’s a gray area. We could make our own ice cream, but there would still be plastic in the milk or cream container: either a plastic-lined cardboard carton or a glass bottle with a plastic cap. Dairy is never plastic-free in these parts.
So, this ends the ongoing litany of fudge sauce plastic seals! (Dad, do not get any bright ideas about sending more. My body can’t take it!) It has been quite the decadent summer. But fall is here. Time to slow down with the sweets and get with the exercise program. Now that I’m sleeping better, I need to start moving my body again.
Thanks for your patience these days. I’m getting a lot of sleep and other work done. Tomorrow, Allie has graciously written a guest post about plastic use during her travels. Thank you, Allie!
What else this week? Maybe a follow-up on tomato travails and other gardening issues. You could use a good laugh, right?
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 Brita filters that people were sending you: http://www.takebackthefilter.org/2008/04/send-us-your-used-filters.html
 See the explanation here: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/11/hidden-plastic/
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