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Year 2, Week 27 Results: .6 oz of plastic waste.
Posted By Beth Terry On December 22, 2008 @ 2:59 pm In oral hygiene,Plastic Tally 2009-01-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 10 Comments
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 they can do about it. If we look too far ahead, we put ourselves in danger of either becoming overwhelmed by the immensity of the problem or lulled into complacency by promises that the earth will sort itself out one way or another. And yes, that’s true. The earth will be fine, no matter what we do. But life as we know it… that’s another story. And that’s what we work to protect moment by moment in the here and now.
Okay, enough philosophizing. Another week, another tally.
Plastic used up this week that was purchased before the plastic project began:
Eco-Dent floss  is coated with 100% vegetable wax, and the container is made from paper-fiber. The floss inside is protected by a tiny plastic wrapper, which is significantly less plastic than that of a typical dental floss container. And yes, the floss itself is made from nylon, which is a type of plastic. However, I am not adding my used dental floss to my plastic tally. Just not. But hey, I’m not stopping anyone else from including used floss on their plastic-free blogs!
New plastic waste:
So, that’s it for last week. And now I’m hungry. Off to bake a potato. Mmmmmmm!
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