Probably. I visited a plastic bag factory this past weekend. I took a lot of pictures and asked a lot of questions, and I’ll write more about what I learned in a post on My Plastic-free Life. But I just had to share this tidbit of information right away: most plastic bags (and other plastics, [...]Read the full post.
How often do we hear ourselves bemoaning the plastic world we’ve created and wishing we could go back to the good old days before our disposable culture got the better of us? I was having a few of those thoughts last night when I realized that as far as school lunches are concerned, some things may have [...]Read the full post.
My vision of a plastic-free, zero-waste world is not a singles club. No, I’m not discriminating against uncoupled people. But I am a bigot when it comes to the three categories of Singles products, all of which have been featured on the new Facebook Plastic Crap Wall of Shame lately. The first two, I’ve written about extensively, and the [...]Read the full post.
BlogHer is about community, the power of women’s blogs and the promotion of women’s voices. It’s also about corporate sponsorship, commercialism, and the tradeoffs made to create a platform and conference experience for 2,400 women. I LOVED my BlogHer conference experience this year. It was a rockin’ good time. Nevertheless, I am troubled by some of the fundamental [...]Read the full post.
The Yahoo! Shine video below, recorded at the BlogHer conference, is ostensibly about reinvention. And apparently, I’m reinventing myself this week as a blogger who isn’t blogging. I figured that out after a few days went by and I hadn’t finished a post. I’ve started several of them… one about the great things that happened [...]Read the full post.
I was going to give away a pair of PVC-free thinksound headphones to one lucky Fake Plastic Fish reader. I really was. But I listened to them all the way to the Blogher conference and back, and now you get a 20% discount instead. Why? Well, here’s the story. Last month, after I blogged about [...]Read the full post.
08/25/10 Update: The winners of the Little Bites containers and Luna Pads are Briana and Gina. Congratulations! Hi everyone. Didn’t want to leave you hanging or wondering if my plane fell out of the sky. I am back home from New York and trying get it together. I plan to put up a very thoughtful [...]Read the full post.
Last year, I ranted about feeling overwhelmed at the BlogHer conference. In my post, Blogher ’09 and The Story of Stuff, I asked how BlogHer could move away from the commercialization of the conference and how we as bloggers could get back to our roots and avoid getting swept up in the barrage of swag [...]Read the full post.
I love Ellen, but I want her to dump her bottled water advertising contracts. Please join the new Facebook Group (appropriately named Tell Ellen Degeneres To Dump Bottled Water Advertising!) created by Julie Borst of PlasticlessNYC and tell Ellen that bottled water sucks. Then, ask all your friends to join the group. In addition to [...]Read the full post.
Here is my July 2010 plastic trash collection tally: 2.5 oz Plastic Waste [2.5 oz new/0 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.