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TYoR check-in and some more goals

Posted on: Friday, March 12th, 2010 in: Independence Days, The Compact, The Plastic Project, The Year of Responsibility, Voltron, food

Let’s take a trip in the way-back machine…in December I made some resolutions and had some ideas that I wanted to implement. Now it’s check in time. More appropriately, confessional time.
–less plastic.
I would say that I buy less items that are packaged in plastic. And I certainly have curbed my purchases of items made [...]

The Plastic Project

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in: The Compact, The Plastic Project

The Plastic Project
Here, in all it’s horrible petroleum-based glory, is the plastic that was brought into this house in 30 days:
HOLY FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU$%. That’s a lot of plastic. 209 items, 25 of which were not shown because they were already pitched (yucky saran wrap, baggies, plastic ends to water filters, etc).
A couple of disclaimers:
1) I started [...]

The Plastic Project (part of TYoR*)

Posted on: Thursday, December 10th, 2009 in: The Plastic Project

This wasn’t my idea. I wish I had been so clever. Instead, I read how Sayward of Bonzai Aphrodite decided to challenge herself and others to reduce the amount plastic they use/purchase. She documented the amount she purchased in grocery shopping and then reduced that amount.
I have decided to keep every single piece of [...]