Subscribe: If you would like to receive a daily email notification as new messages are posted, click here to subscribe. (Note: New messages are also included in the "My Plastic-Free Life Weekly Digest", so do consider how many emails you would like to receive.)
To add a new topic: Decide which category it will be (plastic-free alternatives, plastic news, rants, etc.) and click on that category. Then, you will see the "Add Topic" button at the top right of the section for that category.
Why Register? You may post as a guest without registering, but your post will be held in the moderation queue until I approve it, and depending on my schedule, that could take a while. If you register, your posts will go through immediately. If you have trouble registering or adding topics, please contact me for help.
We just bought a new HP Deskjet Printer. When we opened the box we were pleasantly surprised (actually, shocked) to find it wrapped in a reusable shopping bag instead of plastic. It was held in place with cardboard instead of styrofoam too. What's frustrating, though, is the realization that since the $19 printer came complete with printer cartridges (however little ink they might contain), it is probably cheaper for me to buy a new printer everytime I run out of ink than it is to buy replacement cartridges. What's up with that?
I had a friend who was constantly posting laser printers to freecycle for that very reason! But I told her to read the fine print: laser printers generally come with a starter toner cartridge that doesn't go as far as a regular cartridge. I'm not sure if that's true for inkjets.
Nice to know that HP gets it!
Most Users Ever Online: 320
Currently Browsing this Page:
Eve Stavros: 54
Angry Beaver: 28
Guest Posters: 156
Administrators: Beth Terry (351)