I read an article in the August 4th Vancouver Sun newspaper about plastics, mentioning Enviro Woman, which made me curious. What really caught my eye was her experience of "near absence of plastic-free deodorants". Tsk Tsk. Walk into the Whole Foods store in Penticton, where I live, and see many choices.
Hi y'all.. manufacturing plastics uses up tons of energy -- just like batteries, as mentioned in my 'change' for 2007. One website states that it takes 50X the energy to make an small non-rechargeable AA battery than the battery actually produces -- not to mention the waste disposal issues. Think of plastic as you would a non-rechargeable battery, then.
I'd going to try to be somewhat "plastic-neutral" by reUSEing my plastic. Everybody here can help become plastic-neutral, too. How? Give my summer school students your **clean** plastic salad boxes, tubes, PVC pipes (from construction renovation), plant pots, shoe boxes, salad spinners, yogurt containers, and any other object that could conceivably made into a musical intrument -- where they will be used to teach inventive, creative, recycling -- at the Sustainable Music Factory. I'll provide drop off locations - school and college locations in Vancouver, West Van, and North Van in a follow up post.