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Petroleum Based Media

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Influential Images A photoblog of not-so-pleasing-plastic eye candy Where it all began:  The cover of a 1955 Time Magazine entitled “Throwaway Living”.  After the war ended, we had the infrastructure to produce plastic but had to train our brains to create … Continue reading

Plastic Pros

plas·tic·i·ty

4: the capacity for continuous alteration of the neural pathways and synapses of the living brain and nervous system in response to experience or injury that involves the formation of new pathways and synapses and the elimination or modification of existing ones
 
Sometimes we are capable of change, let’s celebrate!  This page recognizes good news on the plastic front…
 
Valentine’s Day card that came with an overpackaged box of candy from my mom.  “Don’t judge me for the plastic and foil… just re-use it”.  The first step is recognizing you have a problem, right?               

    Alternatively, I ordered reusable straws from the Plastic Pollution Coalition(plasticpollutioncoalition.org) that came in almost entirely reused materials.  This included recycled newspaper and an old AT&T cell phone box.  

Boxed water that is not quite plastic free, but at least it is a start.  Especially at music venues and festivals where sustainability often seems the absolute last priority, popularizing the idea that single use plastic water bottles make no sense “is better” than nothing.

Expand Your Plastic Network

Not your plastic footprint!

-Plastic Pollution Coalition:  http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

-Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics:  http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/rise-above-plastics

-Beth Terry’s Plastic Free Life: http://myplasticfreelife.com/

-Track the bag ban progress: http://www.chicobag.com/track-movement

-5 Gyres Project: http://5gyres.org/#

-Algalita Marine Research Institute:  http://www.algalita.org/index.php

-Dr. Wallace ‘J’ Nichols Pluckfastic:  http://www.pluckfastic.org/

-Chris Jordan’s Midway project: http://www.midwayjourney.com/film-trailer/

-Richard and Judy Lang:  http://beachplastic.com/about-us/

-Pam Longobardi:  http://www.pamlongobardi.com/

Really?!? Keeping track of ridiculous plastic offenders

 

Eco Fresh creates biodegradable lotion(what a concept!) but packages it in single use plastic containers the size of my thumb, lasting forever… hmmmmm.

Famous falafel chips appear to come in a paper package. Open them up and SUPRISE! more plastic.

Hundreds of boats covered in single use plastic protective sheets during the Winter season in Washington D.C. What did fishermen do for centuries before the advent of plastic?

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