As many of you know, 2011 was difficult and challenging for me in many ways. My mom passed away early in the year, and I didn’t really have time to truly grieve until after I finished the biggest project ever: writing my book. Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Toois [...]Read the full post.
6.7 oz Plastic Waste [6.7 oz new/0 oz acquired prior to June 2007] Here’s the final tally for 2011. Beth’s September to December 2011 plastic waste collection New plastic waste (6.7 oz): 21 plastic envelope windows from various sources, including financial institutions that don’t offer online banking yet. Learn about what plastic envelope windows are [...]Read the full post.
30.5 oz Plastic Waste [15.1 oz new/15.4 oz acquired prior to June 2007] 2011 was a busy year, and while I’ve been dutifully collecting my plastic waste, I’m just now getting around to posting it. Here’s the 2nd third of the year. Beth’s May through August 2011 plastic waste collection Plastic purchased before June 15 [...]Read the full post.
15.4 oz Plastic Waste [11.9 oz new/3.5 oz acquired prior to June 2007] Someone commented a while back that my plastic trash tallies were getting boring because there was so little each month and it all looked the same. After 3-1/2 years of collecting plastic, I was kind of getting bored too. So, here’s 4 [...]Read the full post.
3.1 oz Plastic Waste [3.1 oz new/0 oz acquired prior to June 2007] 2010 is over! It’s a new year, a new blog name, a new My Plastic-free Life Facebook page (Yes, if you are a fan of the previous Fake Plastic Fish Facebook page, please click the “Like” button on the new My Plastic-free [...]Read the full post.
1.6 oz Plastic Waste [1.6 oz new/0 oz acquired prior to June 2007] November brought new clothes (see below), a TEDx presentation, and all kinds of nutty experiments that I’ll be writing about in December. It also means 2010 is almost over. I had hoped to keep my plastic waste under 2 pounds this year [...]Read the full post.
3.7 oz Plastic Waste [3.2 oz new/.5 oz acquired prior to June 2007] I’ll get to October’s plastic tally in a minute, but first, a little story… I finally got to deduct some items from my plastic collection! Every couple of months I end up with a plastic bottle of Balance IT cat supplement, which [...]Read the full post.
2.1 oz Plastic Waste [2.0 oz new/.1 oz acquired prior to June 2007] Thanks to everyone who offered to guest post for me while my eyes heal. I’m still staying off the computer as much as possible. If I haven’t responded to your offer, I will. I am just using the computer in little spurts. [...]Read the full post.
4.2 oz Plastic Waste [4.2 oz new/0 oz acquired prior to June 2007] I like looking at my plastic collection at the end of each month because it reminds me of some of the experiences I had. August’s collection is about fun times in New York City and even more fun times in my laundry room. [...]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.