18 Jul '11, 11pm

The plastic purge is over, and here's what our daring reader learned: Avoiding plastic makes you lose weight

The plastic purge is over, and here's what our daring reader learned: Avoiding plastic makes you lose weight

This is Mike's last entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read the first , second , third , fourth and fifth here. And support his dare with a gift to Grist! The good (computer, camera), the bad (storage containers), and the ugly (plastic bags) Mike SanClements It's the end of my two-week plastic purge, and here's what I've learned: Plastic is, indeed, freaking everywhere . Even hiding in things like the lining of your seemingly cardboard milk container. And you can't see it until you dive into an exercise like this, where you're actually looking for it. I hope that I was communicative enough, as your official Grist guinea pig, that the people who have read my posts (many thanks!) are a little more aware now as well. My girlfriend and I both lost weight. Weird, right? Turns out that skipping plastic is like a diet. How about that? The No Plastic Diet. I am...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/living/2011-07-18-plastic-purge-the-...

Tweets

Fact of the Day: Making plastic bottles from recycled ones saves 2/3 the energy it would require from virgin materials

Fact of the Day: Making plastic bottles from re...

earth911.com 19 Jul '11, 4pm

Plastic Bottles Plastic bottled water containers are 100 percent recyclable. Plastic #1 and #2 are the most commonly used ...

Plastic purge: The great plasticky outdoors #ecodare

Plastic purge: The great plasticky outdoors #ec...

grist.org 14 Jul '11, 4pm

There are two kinds of plastic ... one that is disposable or is prone to getting disposed, and highly treasured such as my...

Here’s how to go plastic-free & still clean up after your dog (via @grist)

Here’s how to go plastic-free & still clean up ...

grist.org 11 Jul '11, 5pm

This is Mike's fourth entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this series. I mentione...

Fact of the Day: More than 2.4 billion lbs of p...

earth911.com 21 Jul '11, 12pm

Plastic is delineated with numbers 1 through 7, although some municipalities are opting to describe plastic in ways that i...

Plastic purge: Homemade tortillas and hummus: via @grist

Plastic purge: Homemade tortillas and hummus: v...

grist.org 08 Jul '11, 6pm

This is Mike's third entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this series. Fine. I'll ...

Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle: via @grist

Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle: via @grist

grist.org 06 Jul '11, 11pm

Two hours of work for plastic-free groceries. Photo: Mike SanClements Normally, grocery shopping isn't a challenging task....

Our fearless leader, @cgiller, was dared to carry all his trash for a week -- now it's really starting to stink: #ecodare

Our fearless leader, @cgiller, was dared to car...

grist.org 16 Jul '11, 2pm

This is Chip's fourth entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read the first , second , and third here. And...

We dare you to "Let it mellow" this weekend and...

grist.org 12 Jul '11, 6pm

Chip Giller Trashtivist Trashtivist Grist dares CEO Chip Giller to relive his youth and carry his trash. Back in college, ...

Plastic. The Next Great Brand Challenge. | Sust...

sustainablelifemedia.com 14 Jul '11, 5pm

“We live in a platform world!” an enthusiastic Jason Foster told me at the recent Sustainable Brands Conference in Montere...

The real reason we can't quit plastic bags

grist.org 28 Jul '11, 4pm

Plastic bags are the genital warts of litter -- they're incredibly widespread, nearly impossible to get rid of, and can le...

Epik: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, .Co and the Truth via @ofrager

Epik: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, .Co and the ...

fragerfactor.blogspot.com 23 Jul '11, 7pm

It seems people love to hit on my favorite domain development innovator. But those people seem to either be 1) not custome...