While you guys are all are out whooping it up tonight, I’ll be here in the office printing out reports and closing my company’s financial year. Such is the life of a Fake Plastic Fish whose alternate identity is Intrepid CFO. But don’t let thoughts of me plugging along spoil your fun. Bang some pots [...]Read the full post.
Here are some snippets from the market research video I referred to in yesterday’s post. A quick, rough, and unscripted tour through some of the green aspects of our kitchen. Future videos, should we choose to make them, will be much more polished. But this one is fun, if only for the appearance of a [...]Read the full post.
Well, we can’t say I didn’t end the year with a bang. Look at all that plastic, most of which was acquired new. And some of which is exactly the kind of packaging I routinely rail against. But I have excuses explanations for all of it, I assure you! First, plastic used up this week [...]Read the full post.
Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this holiday, and happy December 25th to those who don’t. In keeping with the spirit of giving, I asked Skoy if they would send me some cloths to give away to Fake Plastic Fish readers, and they were nice enough to send me five packages. I reviewed [...]Read the full post.
January 2011 Update: Good news. Klean Kanteen has developed a plastic-free cap! The new Reflect Klean Kanteen water bottle comes with a bamboo/metal cap with a silicone ring. If you purchase the bottle via BuyGreen.com, a portion of the proceeds go to support MyPlasticFreeLife.com.) Friday I had the great privilege of hanging out with Ruchi, [...]Read the full post.
What’s it like inside the world’s greenest museum? That’s what I wanted to find out. Michael, David, and Nancy just wanted to explore and have a good time. So we all BARTed out to Golden Gate Park on Saturday to visit the new California Academy of Sciences museum. Michael and I arrived first and checked [...]Read the full post.
I failed to notice last week that another 6 months had gone by since the inception of Fake Plastic Fish. We’re just swimming right along here with no end in sight. Small victories are what we are after. Step by step, day by day, people waking up to their impact on the planet and what [...]Read the full post.
Here is the next segment in a series of posts on bloggers joining the plastic-free movement. These folks have taken the challenge to reduce plastic in their lives and blog about their efforts. The first two posts can be found here: Voices of the Plastic-Free Blogosphere, Part 1Voices of the Plastic-Free Blogosphere, Part 2 Plastic-Free [...]Read the full post.
This is a 1000 gram block of olive oil soap I bought from Body Time (a shop in my neighborhood) a while back. It was completely unpackaged. I thought I would use it to make liquid soap — to replace the Dr. Bronner’s we have been using for dishwashing once it’s gone. I figured all [...]Read the full post.
Hershey’s. Nestle. Santa Cruz Organic. Ah!Laska. Dagoba. What do these syrups have in common? (Besides some form of chocolate?) Some are conventional. Some are organic. Fair trade. But all of them are packaged in plastic squeeze bottles. How can products can be labeled organic when they are packaged in plastic? Shouldn’t chemicals from plastic packaging [...]Read the full post.