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.
For any of you that are parents, you know that despite your best efforts in trying to remove plastics from your homes, you can't stop it when it arrives in the form of gifts to your children. My biggest beef with these products is the "cute" boxes they are packaged in. Over time, you end up with a shelf full of these containers only big enough for the blocks it came with. None of these containers can be recycled, so if you are like me, you have them until it is time to donate them. Has anyone tried contacting these companies to see if they will accept returns of these containers so they can at least be used to make new blocks? Surely recycled plastic is just as good for them to make more??
How about trying to send the stuff back to the company with a note explaining why you don't want it? You could also get other moms involved. Encourage them to do the same thing. There is power in numbers. I don't know of a campaign, but if you have the time and energy, you could start one. I'd be happy to share what I know.
Most Users Ever Online: 320
Currently Browsing this Page:
Guest Posters: 153