Archive for June, 2009

June 29, 2009

Lauren Hamilton’s Plastic Tally

Plastic Tally Starting Saturday June 6, 2009 ending Friday June 12, 2009 I work as a 6th grade reading teacher at a charter school for economically disadvantaged students, so I often work 12 -14 hours a day. Thus, convenience foods play a more predominant role in my life than I would like. Nonetheless, I want […]

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June 29, 2009

BillieRyder – Plastic Trash Eating Challenge – Week #3

Lets just say that eating healthier is apparently not the key to losing weight. I am still at +1 pound. Although, you can buy junk food in bulk! And I am a bit *whimper* But please take pity on me. You haven’t seen me on a Friday night when I am desperate for anything and […]

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June 28, 2009

Basilbias-Week Number Three

Plastic Sticker Discovered when I went to use my new cast-iron pot to make vegetable stock. Three Produce Stickers One from a lemon, two from nectarines. Plastic-Windowed Box I ordered lasagna noodles from Planet Organics because I needed another item to complete my order. They were very good, but I will try to find them […]

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June 25, 2009

Vanessa Week 4

June 1st thru June 7th -3 produce/bulk bags will be reused for kitty litter -cracker bag old saltines that had a hole in it and were disgustingly stale -carrot bag I don’t really think there is much of alternative to this, I could probably get carrots at a local farmers market but I have not […]

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June 22, 2009

Basilbias- Week Number Two

Recyclable Silken Tofu Container Rice Milk Container Carrot Juice Bottle I went for a long time without buying carrot juice because of its packaging.*  It goes bad within a day or two after you open it, so unless you’re feeding a family of four horses, you pretty much have to get it in single serving […]

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June 22, 2009

Vanessa Week 3 Plastic consumption

I’ve been a bit oh um I guess the only word is lazy, I have been collecting my plastic in week piles but have not done anything with them, so in the next few days I will hopefully get off my lazy bum and post the other 3 weeks of plastic tallies I have. So […]

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June 22, 2009

Knutty Knitter: One week of trash

Monday – lolly wrapper (behind child 2 bed) trash – milk bottle (they only come in plastic here unfortunately) recycle – cheese wrapper ( only plastic here too) trash – bread bag (I wish someone would do paper at a reasonable price!) trash Tuesday – 2 muesli wrappers (kids lunches) trash – 2 lemsip packets […]

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June 22, 2009

Kathryn McGrath: One Week of Plastic Waste

I work for the NRDC in New York and often write stories about making more sustainable choices on NRDC’s green living site, simplesteps.org. As you’d expect, I avoid disposable packaging and buying plastic items, or so I thought until I started dragging all my plastic trash home with me. I stayed true to the spirit […]

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June 22, 2009

BillieRyder – Plastic Trash Eating Challenge – Week #2

I spent another week recovering from the cold I got so I didn’t exercise. Could this be the reason why I GAINED a pound on my NO PLASTIC challenge? Here is my plastic trash for week 2: Jun 13 – Jun 19 There were no recyclable items as we can only recycle bottles and they […]

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June 18, 2009

Condo Blues – Show Us Your Trash! Plastic Challenge

My name is Lisa and I write about frugal green living on my blog Condo Blues. I don’t try to avoid plastic like my friend and fellow Green Carnival Mom Fake Plastic Fish, but I do try to limit the amount I use. I try to avoid sending plastic along with everything else that comes […]

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June 16, 2009

Basilbias- Week Number One

Recyclable Items To Go Cup and Top (#1) My bestest friend surprised me with this (or rather, with the iced tea it contained) at work one morning. I normally fend off disposable cups with my thermos, but I drank from this one because it was given to me out of love. Soy Yogurt Container (#5) […]

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June 16, 2009

BillieRyder – Plastic Trash Eating Challenge – Week #1

Week#1 June 6 – Jun 12 2009 The entire purpose of my plastic tally is to improve my eating. This means that I didn’t save any plastic that didn’t deal with food – like my blister paks from Nyquil. So can I lose weight if I stay away from plastic? That is what I want […]

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June 14, 2009

Kale for Sale – One Week of Plastic

I posted my week of saving plastic nearly a month ago before the smart format from Beth. Here it is again, but this time more succinct and on the official show us your plastic blog! 1) Week # 1 (Second week in May) 2) Name: Katrina @ kaleforsale.blogspot.com 3) List of Recyclable items (write out […]

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June 2, 2009

Plastic Inventory from Citizen Green

I have a blog about my efforts to reduce my use of plastic called Citizen Green. I have been blogging for almost a year now. Doing this plastic inventory was much more useful than I thought it would be. It helped me see where plastic was sneaking into my house. As a result I plan […]

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June 2, 2009

Jessica in Ann Arbor: Week 2– 247 grams

Above is the week two tally that I tabulated and took a picture of last night, Monday June 1st, 2009. This was from Tuesday May 26th until Monday June 1st. I also bring home the plastic trash that is from my work (not all of it, but just what people put in the recycling container […]

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June 2, 2009

Vanessa in Vista Week 2

1) Week #2: May 18th to 24th   2) Name: Vanessa Farmer   3) List of Recyclable Items tofu container (#2 plastic that is being recycled) 4) List of Non-recyclable Items -2 styrofoam meat trays with plastic film (only one is in the picture because it was thrown out at the beginning of the week) -sugar bag -herb box […]

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June 2, 2009

Vanessa in Vista Week 1

Show Us Your Plastic Trash Results Questionnaire 1) Week #1: May 11th to 17th 2) Name: Vanessa Farmer   3) List of Recyclable Items  None :( only #1 and #2 are curbside recyclable in my area.    4) List of Non-recyclable Items package from ramen noodles and sauce packet tahini tub #5 plastic 1 fed ex bubble envelope […]

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June 2, 2009

Susan, Week 2 in Plastic

Here is my list of plastic from Sunday, May 17, 8 p.m., where my last tally left off, and Monday, May 25, 8 p.m. EST, when I should have taken out the trash for weekly pickup but didn’t feel like doing a plastic tally. I am not tabulating or picturing cans and waxed/coated paper products […]

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June 2, 2009

Susan, Week 1 in Plastic

I (female) live with my (male) partner in a smallish single family house in an old suburban neighborhood in a heavily developed area of the east coast. The two of us share almost all of our meals except for weekday lunches. We try to consolidate shopping trips and reduce food packaging by buying larger rather […]

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June 2, 2009

FAKE PLASTIC ROB- My week of saving my plastic garbage

The Fake Plastic Gauntlet Challenge- Starring Rob as The Wannabe Fake Plastic Fish guest starring Sammy The cat as Soots the cat When I started this I totally expected to have a low total. What an eye opener! How quick we forget about bread wrappers, coffee lids etc. I have a greater appreciation for what […]

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