It’s 90°F here in Oakland. The kitties are lolling around and so are we. Time to break out the soda maker and have ourselves a little treat. And by “ourselves,” I mean me. Kitties don’t get to have chocolate (tough life) and Michael wasn’t particularly interested. Freak. Ingredients: 1) Carbonated water (via Soda Club [...]Read the full post.
This post is about toxic adhesives used to apply labels to food packaging and whether or not those chemicals can migrate into our foods. But it’s also a convoluted story about the foul odor emanating from the general direction of my dishwasher. Stinky Dishwasher Smell If you’re my Facebook friend, you may be waiting impatiently [...]Read the full post.
Sometimes all the news about plastic pollution and research and blogging and worrying about writing the Fake Plastic Fish book can throw me into my head, where I get trapped into spiraling negative thoughts. And when that happens the only thing to do is concentrate on the physical moment, breathe, ride it out, and when I get a chance, eat.Read the full post.
Today is World Oceans Day. It’s also, appropriately, No Plastic Day. The ocean is magnificent and yet fragile. In awe of the ocean’s vastness, we humans discard our waste, imagining that the sea will wash away the things we don’t want. We believe that oil, plastics, mercury, fertilizers, pesticides will all simply disappear. And yet, [...]Read the full post.
People keep asking me if going meat-free is going to make it harder to be plastic-free since so many meat-free foods come packaged in plastic. Foods like veggie burgers, Tofurkey, seitan, tempeh, etc. But why should it? I gave up processed foods when I gave up plastic. I see no reason for anything to change [...]Read the full post.
Stainless steel popsicle molds are safer than plastic or silicone. Win a set of 6 molds from Tickle Trunk.Read the full post.
Julia Smith’s first grade class at Rooftop Alternative School, perched high up in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks area, is different from most, and Julia Smith is a special kind of teacher. For example, in an effort to teach the children how to choose plastic-free grocery options, she actually took them on a field trip to [...]Read the full post.
06/26/2010 Update: And the winner of the recyclable windshield wiper blades is Rhonda Coulter. Congratulations, Rhonda! Do you need a new pair of windshield wiper blades? Leave a comment (after reading this post) to enter the giveaway. I have a brand new pair, and since I don’t have a car, they’re not doing me any [...]Read the full post.
Here is my May 2010 plastic trash collection tally: 5.3 oz Plastic Waste [3.5 oz new/1.8 oz acquired prior to June 2007] Every month, I tally my plastic waste in an effort to find plastic-free alternatives wherever possible.Read the full post.