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Year 2, Week 35 Results: .3 oz of plastic waste.

Posted By Beth Terry On February 15, 2009 @ 10:28 pm In Plastic Tally 2009-02-15,Weekly Results 2009 | 14 Comments


Happy belated Valentine’s Day. If I hadn’t bought a bottle of wine this week, I’d only have a few plastic windows from envelopes in my tally. And here it is.

All new plastic waste this week:

  • Plastic stopper from a bottle of Gnarly Head 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel. I’ll be adding this bottle to the Wine List [1] and won’t buy it again. If you weren’t a Fake Plastic Fish reader when I wrote about natural cork stoppers vs. plastic stoppers, please click here [2].
  • 4 plastic envelope windows. 3 Kaiser Permanente envelopes & 1 more Peace Action.

Back in September I wrote about learning to sleep [3]. I still have not mastered the hang of this skill that most humans seem to perform effortlessly. But this article I recently read in Glamour Magazine [4] (while hanging out at newsstand waiting for friends) has given me a new incentive to get more rest. Melatonin [5] is helping, even though it comes in a plastic bottle. (Prescription sleep aids have all failed me so far. Even the one Clif recommended.)

Tomorrow, we’re having our apartment professionally cleaned (for the first time) by a green cleaning company. And the next day, we’re having our carpets professionally cleaned. I’m thinking that between the fleas and the viruses that I just can’t seem to kick, having someone come in and give our place a thorough scrubbing is not a bad idea. I plan to write all about the green cleaning company and the methods they use in a few days.

Spring is almost here! My goal for this year: taking better care of this body that has been entrusted to me. I’ve been kind of neglectful lately, staying up too late, eating crap, forgetting to get out and move. No wonder I get so sick. If there were an agency called Self Protective Services, I think my self would be removed from me and placed in foster care.
 


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[1] Wine List: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/09/wine-list/

[2] click here: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2007/08/woman-drinks-wine-unwittingly-threatens/

[3] learning to sleep: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2008/09/learning-to-sleep/

[4] this article I recently read in Glamour Magazine: http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2009/02/lose-weight-while-you-sleep

[5] Melatonin: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/NS_patient-melatonin

[6] Image: https://plus.google.com/+BethTerry

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