Monday, December 22, 2008
Your Plastic Footprint
This may be a bad time to ask, being the holiday season and all, but what's your plastic footprint?
You know what I mean--the amount of disposable plastic stuff your lifestyle generates over the course of a day, a week, a year.
Plastic stuff that you may use for a few seconds or minutes. Then discard into the bin, sending it off into the world where it lasts essentially forever.
A small fraction gets recycled into low grade plastic things, but then lasts forever in that form.
Full disclosure: my plastic footprint is adult-sized. I bring my own bag, avoid drinks in plastic bottles, shun Styrofoam and generally work hard to shrink my plastic consumption.
But it's still amazes me what goes into the recycling bin. And the unrecyclable stuff bugs me even more.
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