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Year 2, Week 15 Results: 1.3 oz of plastic waste. Plastic on TV.
Posted By Beth Terry On September 28, 2008 @ 10:41 pm In Plastic Tally 2008-10-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 7 Comments
Do any of you watch the Showtime TV show Weeds ? Have you ever noticed that Mary Louise Parker has a permanent straw stuck in her mouth? And that the straw is almost always coming out of a plastic cup? I just finished the 3rd season on DVD, and I don’t know if it’s a result of my recent plastic awareness or if some coffee company is sponsoring the show, but it seems like this season is all about disposable plastic cups and the accompanying loud slurping and slushing sounds of straw and ice. I wonder how many plastic cups and straws they go through on that set each day.
Granted, Weeds  is about a woman in the suburbs dealing marijuana, so you might think there are bigger issues to worry about than the disposable plastic. But the debate over the legality of mind-altering herbs is beyond the scope of this blog. And it would be pretty funny to send a letter to the show complaining about the example they are setting for our young people by promoting cold drinks in plastic cups with plastic straws, wouldn’t it?
Okay, enough of that silliness. Here’s the tally:
Plastic items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began:
And the new plastic waste:
Turns out, he does. He uses a hell of a lot of butter and cheese. (I think that if you cook the rice properly, it’s creamy enough without any butter or cheese at all… just a bit of olive oil. Oh, and wine, which adds to the yumminess if not the actual creaminess.) So I shouldn’t have been too tempted by the samples they gave out at the end of the demo. But come on… how often do you walk down the street and have someone hand you a mini bowl of risotto? I enjoyed every buttery spoonful.
We ate tomatoes from our garden tonight. And have been all week. Finally. I know I said last week I’d post an update. Tomorrow, I promise!
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URLs in this post:
 Weeds: http://www.sho.com/site/weeds/home.do
 Lamy refillable fountain pen: http://lamyusa.com/fountain_main_alstar.php
 I wrote to FWG: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/08/dear-financial-west-group/
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