Entries from April 2009

Mothers Against Plastic

My first real introduction to inane plastic over-usage was having children. There’s nothing quite like the mountains of toys and bits and pieces that only seem to be enjoyed during the “opening” portion of a birthday present. Then I’d notice curiously that my kids would receive far more hours of enjoyment over a cardboard box. […]

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Tags: Plastic in the News

Oprah, Darling, What Took You So Long?

Ah, the sheer power of Oprah. I couldn’t believe how many people I know that didn’t know about the mass of plastic in the Pacific twice the size of texas until Oprah finally had a show about it. It’s a great horrifying movie that sums it up in a way that’s easy to understand. Maybe […]

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Tags: Plastic in the News · What's In Your Products

Is A Steel Bottle Better than Plastic?

It depends on how much you use them according to Daniel Goleman and Gregory Norris of the New York Times. How Green Is My Bottle? Earth Day is this Wednesday, and all things “green” will be celebrated. But it’s worth asking: how environmentally friendly are “green” products, really? Consider, for example, this paragon of eco-virtue: […]

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Tags: Plastic in the News