This just in: Oregon plastics recycler, Agri-Plas, has begun converting plastic waste back into crude oil. According to Businesswire, “the company recently delivered its first full tanker (8,200 gallons) of oil to a refinery in Tacoma, Wash., which translates to a final delivery of 196 barrels of oil.” The method was developed by Plas2Fuel, a [...]Read the full post.
I really let myself get fooled two weeks ago. In a way that I’m sure Organic Needle will understand! You’ll see what I mean in this week’s tally. All new plastic again this week: 1 ZRNet Internet card. I mentioned this one in my post about plastic gift cards. The company has confirmed that this [...]Read the full post.
The ferocious flu that hit me several weeks ago resulted in quite a few trips to Kaiser Permanente. During one of those visits, I noticed something in the public restroom I’d never seen there before: a green bin and green liner… telltale signs of composting afoot. I moved in to take a closer look. Sure [...]Read the full post.
Katie Woollven is a Fake Plastic Fish reader who contacted me in January to say she’d begun her own No Plastic For A Year Project. What’s more, she’s been working in Hawaii for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund’s Marine Debris Project, gathering up marine garbage, mostly plastic fishing nets. This is a guest post from Katie, [...]Read the full post.
We did a terrible thing yesterday and will now be stripped of our official green membership card. Actually, Michael did it. But he wouldn’t have if I hadn’t begged him to. We turned up the thermostat on our hot water heater. Icebergs will melt and polar bears will be stranded because I couldn’t handle one [...]Read the full post.
… @greenmoms! Last month, the Green Moms Carnival Group, of which I’m a member (It’s unnecessary to have your own kids or even be female to be in this group!) won the Shorty Award in the Green category for our Twitter ID. Check it out. Several of the green moms even got to attend the [...]Read the full post.
It’s 4:30am and I’m still up. So this tally post will be very short. All new plastic again this week: Packing tape from a package my dad sent. A late birthday present. Plastic bubble wrap bag from same Dad package. 2 plastic envelope windows. Both Financial West Group. That’s it. Tomorrow, I’ll announce the winner [...]Read the full post.
I’ve been carrying around two plastic movie theater gift cards for over a year. Gifts from co-workers, they are much-appreciated because they represent gifts of experiences (movies) rather than more stuff. The fact that I still have them simply means I need to get out more. But the cards themselves, of course, are made from [...]Read the full post.
Way back in October, my friend Doug from BuyGreen.com, one of the advertisers on this blog, sent me a Clothesnik canvas garment bag to try out. I finally had a chance to use it last week. We haven’t taken clothes to the cleaners since July of last year! Unfortunately, it took a while to find [...]Read the full post.
… with her/his reusable travel mug or water bottle. And this post is just an excuse to show off the depths of our geekitude last Saturday at San Francisco’s WonderCon comic book convention. Really, it was a wonderland of plastic… plastic action figures, plastic-wrapped posters, plastic bags, plastic boobs (I think). We only went for [...]Read the full post.