Remember when I blogged about how much I loved the film Blue Vinyl? And how I urged everyone to rush out and watch it ASAP? And then remember how I actually ordered the DVD for myself and was disappointed that it arrived inside a big plastic-wrapped plastic case inside a big cardboard box stuffed with [...]Read the full post.
As promised in the Egg Salad Post, I mixed up some spicy German mustard this weekend, using bulk mustard powder, bulk mustard seeds, and bulk brown sugar from Whole Foods. (Plus the last little bit of mustard powder in a plastic container, which will be included in this week’s tally.) Eventually, I’ll purchase all my [...]Read the full post.
Hi everybody. I’m home from Hawaii but sick again. Coughing. Fever. Chills. So this will be a quick one. It’s all new plastic waste this week: Trader Joe’s toothpaste tube & cap. I wrote about buying this tube of toothpaste back in June. At the time, I thought I could make it last a year. [...]Read the full post.
Here’s my plastic waste for this week. See it? This is the view from my parents’ lanai. Have a closer look… My personal plastic purchases include 3 plastic stickers from some cotton pants and the tag hangers. However, I am staying with my parents this week and eating their food, which means that plastic is [...]Read the full post.
Aloha from Waikiki! This is my brother David Terry who wanted to help me show you some ways to cut down on waste, plastic and otherwise, while traveling. Displayed are a few essentials that I bring with me everywhere, as well as some things I brought just for the plane. First, my trusty Klean Kanteen. [...]Read the full post.
Following my BPA post from 2 days ago, I got a Twitter message from Jennifer Taggart, the “Smart Mama” whose blog I recommended, asking me to also link to the ZRecs Guide for BPA-free info. And then I received a message from ZRecs themselves! The ZRecs Guide is an intense compilation of research on chemicals [...]Read the full post.
Last Wednesday was my birthday. I took off from work and wandered around San Francisco, thinking, dreaming, planning… Somehow I ended up in a gift shop on Union Street called The Enchanted Crystal. It’s my boss’s favorite place to hang out in the whole world… overflowing with shiny, sparkly, pretty stuff. Lots and lots and [...]Read the full post.
Last week, I posted a little video tour of my kitchen in which I made some remarks about BPA in canned foods. I’ve been receiving all kinds of comments and questions about this issue, so I thought I’d address it directly. Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, is a component of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. [...]Read the full post.
Here’s the weekly tally. But please read down to the bottom of the page. I have an Announcement, a Survey, and a Discount Coupon for you. Plastic used this week but purchased before the plastic project began: 1 bottle of Gulden’s spicy brown mustard. Wow. We’ve had this one for a long, long time. And [...]Read the full post.
My lunch today… it illustrates some of the choices (or false choices) we sometimes find ourselves making where the environment is concerned. I wanted an egg salad sandwich, but I didn’t have any mayonnaise in the house. I could have walked down to the corner store to buy some more, but there I’d be confronted [...]Read the full post.