I hope you all had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We spent Thursday at a Thanksgiving potluck with friends and made sure that our three dishes were as plastic-free as possible. Below are links to the recipes, with info on ingredients. I wish I had thought to take pictures of the brussels sprouts after they [...]Read the full post.
Arya loves SwheatScoop cat litter. She loves to rip open the bag, spread the litter across the kitchen floor, and then lie in it and take a nap. Why confine such an awesome substance to her litter box? Soots on the other hand, will have almost nothing to do with it. To avoid grossing you [...]Read the full post.
A week ago, I showed this photo from the SF Green Festival and asked what was wrong with this picture. No one offered the specific answer I was looking for, but many gave great partial attempts. Ken O. noticed that all the bin liners are biodegradable, and he’s right. In fact, they are all corn-based [...]Read the full post.
I haven’t acquired this much new plastic waste (by weight) since August 24, week of the holey polar fleece blanket. I started feeling crappy late Sunday night. Wednesday morning, I woke up with a fever of 102°F. As it climbed rapidly over the next hour, I was a quivering mess of chills and aches, barely [...]Read the full post.
The title of this blog is Fake Plastic Fish, ostensibly because if we don’t solve our plastic pollution problem, fake plastic ones could be the only kind of fish we have left. And also because of Radiohead, for those who know what that means. But there’s another reason for the word “fake” in the title [...]Read the full post.
Turns out the cold I thought I had is actually a mild case of pneumonia. Thanks very much to blogger Rejin Leys from Urban Botany who filled in for me tonight with a post about a crazy new plastic product being promoted by, of all organizations, PETA. This week, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment [...]Read the full post.
After months of campaigning to urge Brita to take back and recycle used Brita filters, we (the Take Back The Filter group) are thrilled to announce the details of the take-back recycling program that Brita has developed. Read their full press release here. 1) Collection: Beginning in early January, Brita users will be able to [...]Read the full post.
Welcome to the 154th edition of the weekly Carnival of the Green, a collection of environmentally-focused blog posts which moves from one blog to the next each Monday and is managed by Tree Hugger. Last week, the Carnival of the Green was hosted by Natural Collection’s ooffoo site. Next week’s is scheduled to be hosted [...]Read the full post.
Like last week, I have a bunch of business before the tally. Teaser: Brita’s going to take back and recycle their pitcher filter cartridges! I received a phone call on Friday (while hanging out at the SF Green Festival) from Drew McGowan, Brita brand manager, alerting me that Brita will indeed begin taking back and [...]Read the full post.
I’m tired. I was up very late last night doing a job I love: working on the computers at my office. And as an added bonus, I was doing something great for the environment and saving plastic. We had five old computers running Windows 2000. We bought a new Filemaker Pro upgrade which will not [...]Read the full post.