Category Archives: Sustainability

Knowing Your Plastic Codes: No. 2

So the journey of avoiding plastic continues.  And instead of getting easier, I think it’s getting more difficult.  Just about everywhere I go, I find I have to make a compromise of some kind.  So does it really make me a bad person to use a straw?  Because despite the name, straws are plastic.  I’m [...]
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Knowing Your Plastic Codes: No. 1

Well, we’re into week 2 of “Plastic-Free February”, and it’s almost time to come clean on the plastic challenges I faced during week 1.  But before launching into confessions of plastic indiscretions, I thought it would be helpful to talk briefly about the different types of plastic.  So for the next 7 posts, I’ll talk [...]
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Plastic-Free: Fact or Fantasy?

Just to set the stage before I begin to share my day as what I’m beginning to think of as “plastic-challenged”, I live in the real world.  Like many of you, I live in a residential community in the U.S.  I have 2 boys.  I have a patient husband who received a reusable bag from [...]
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Plastic-Free February Challenge: Day 1

We interrupt this “Top 10″ on your t-shirt to bring you news that I have just accepted the Rodale “Plastic-Free February” challenge.  This is going to be really tough.  Before I even get this thing going, I realized that the computer I am using to write this was made using plastics.  Ugh!  Well, assuming my [...]
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