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Sickness: Not so eco-friendly, actually. Year 2, Week 23 Results: 8.4 oz of plastic waste.
Posted By Beth Terry On November 23, 2008 @ 6:04 pm In Plastic Tally 2008-12-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 22 Comments
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 able to think or even dress myself. Michael took off work to help me get to Kaiser, where a chest X-ray revealed pneumonia.
I returned home with a bag of plastic bottles (not included in this week’s tally because I’m still working on them) and collapsed on the couch, begging the husband before passing out, “Please get me some Chinese soup from Becky’s. And I don’t care if they put it in plastic.” (Grammarians, was that a dangling modifier?)
And boy, did I ever end up with plastic, as you’ll see in the tally below. All new plastic waste:
Being sick has been less than ecologically kind in the paper department as well. I used up the few actual Kleenex tissues I had left in the house and then went through a roll and a half of Seventh Generation recycled toilet paper. Cloth handkerchiefs just don’t cut it in these situations.
Is this too much information? Just wait until I tell you about our cat litter fiasco! And I have not forgotten about the Contest . I plan to write about the SF Green Festival tomorrow.
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