05 Jul '11, 8pm

Plastic purge: The enemy is everywhere: via @grist

Mike SanClements This is Mike's first entry in a series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this series. For two weeks, starting July 5, I am going to eliminate as much plastic as possible from my life. I will not purchase anything packed in or containing plastic. I will not eat any foods packaged in plastic. I will not use hygiene products packaged in plastic (except this recycled plastic toothbrush I already have, as no toothbrush would just be nasty), nor will I create any plastic waste. Plastic is an interesting material because it is both amazing and horrible. Think about all the great things made from plastic -- the computer I'm typing on, our phones, medical and scientific equipment. I don't think wooden cell phones would work so well. At the same time, we use far too much plastic and the environmental and health effects are terrible. Plastic is...

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