Archive for April, 2010

April 7, 2010

Where Should Fake Plastic Fish Live?

Fun interview with Plastiquarium artist David Edgar who creates fish from recycled plastic detergent bottles and who edited the book Fantastic Recycled Plastic.

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April 6, 2010

No More Plastic Food Containers, Please!

Say no to plastic food containers. No more Tupperware. No more disposable Gladware. Plastics leach many harmful chemicals. Choose stainless steel or glass instead.

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April 4, 2010

Baked Tofu (nearly plastic-free)

Recipe for baked tofu made with garlic, ginger, cumin, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and mustard. All ingredients bought without plastic.

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April 1, 2010

Reducing Plastic Waste: March 2010 Collection Results

4.0 oz Plastic Waste [.2 oz new/3.8 oz acquired prior to June 2007]

Holy cow!  Lady Gaga called today.  Seriously.  I’ll tell you all about it at the bottom of this post.  For now, here is:

Beth’s March plastic waste collection

If it hadn’t been for that silly broken digital scale, my total plastic waste for the month would have been under half an ounce.

What I learned this month:

1) Duct tape will not repair a ripped up slipper sole. See below. Your suggestions requested.

2) I don’t need milk on my cereal; water works just fine. Really. That and a little maple syrup and I’m good to go. No more plastic milk bottle caps. My Facebook friends thought the idea was gross. I say, don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

3) I can get through a head cold without prescription or OTC cough medicine. And I have no shame about posting photos of water running out my nose.

4) I can relieve a headache with acupressure (just… Read the rest

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