Sunday, November 21, 2010

a week's worth of photos

This week has been beyond busy! Luckily I was able to still take photos, it just took me a while to be able to upload them all.  So here they are!

Day 8 (11/15/10)

 Day 9 (11/16/10)

Day 10 (11/17/10)

 Day 11 (11/18/10)
 Day 12 (11/19/10)
 Day 13 (11/20/10)
 Day 14 (11/21/10)

 My friend Pam helping me pick up some of the plastic trash after participating in the LA Solar Eagle event and the Backwards Beekeeping meeting :)

Week 3 of plastic consumption
Luckily this week's disposable plastic consumption was much better than last week's but still not perfect :/ (Also, missing in the picture is a plastic cup I had at a bar, that someone threw away).  Granola bars are my weakness.  I'm always on the go and don't always have time to get something non-packaged so I end up eating granola bars :( (can't wait to go to Henry's bulk bin store when I have free time to get some package free yummy granola!). Both the starbucks and fast food lid, were put on my drink, even after asking the person not to but they say "It's against LA's food sanitation law to not put a lid on the drinks" :/.  I also had a stressful night during the week and binged on several swiss rolls :( Not good for the earth or my body! :( There's a plastic window from a credit card bill and the last two items are a bag from a cereal box and sour cream container :/ (Need to learn how to make my own sour cream!)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 5, 6 & 7 (and week 2 :/)

These past couple of days have been hectic! Unfortunately day 5 was so busy and I didn't go out much, I wasn't able to get any photos :( (saw lots of plastic while I was driving though!  :()

Day 6 photos

Day 7 photo: Styrofoam cup and a water bottle :/

Week 2 of my plastic inventory:  I knew this one was going to be bad :/ I had a very hectic and stressful week, which means I binged on a lot of packages, processed food :(  Hopefully next week you'll see hardly any plastic!!!!!!!! :)


  • huge plastic bag from cat litter :/
  • more plastic cat food bags 
  • bag of cat treats (someone gave them to me). My cats decided to go in the pantry and tear holes in it to get the cat treats lol Bad kitties, bad! Just hope they didn't ingest any of the plastic :/
  • 2 tv dinner trays and a yogart container (at least they're recyclable) 
  • starbucks cup, starbucks lid and a fastfood soda lid :/
  • packaged snacks, package of cheese (for home made pizza) and wrapper than was around half a water melon.

How embarrassing! It's almost hypocritical to have the 365 days of plastic blog while consuming so much disposable plastic :( But I'm trying to be positive and say this is my learning curve and that seeing myself consume this much plastic (and making myself feel guilty :P and embarrassing myself by letting the world see this) will  help me reduce my plastic consumption.  It'll cause me to think things like "What can I do differently? How can I get this same product/need with out using plastic" It really does force me to think of alternatives, more so than if I wasn't doing this.  It's easy to just go threw life not really paying attention to what you're doing.  This forces me to pay attention.

MIDWAY JOURNEY - Plastic Beach

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 4

Today I went for a hike at Hanson Dam with some friends (so we could take pictures of wildlife and log them at and sadly the whole place was littered with plastic trash :( I stopped myself at picture 14 :/ (I won't post them all because that would probably be too many pics). But here are some of the pictures I took today.

Good video to watch!

Here's a news article with a video that really shows well the mess plastic is making of our planet, animals and us!  Please watch it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Glass Dharma

I'm excited because my glass straw from Glass Dharma came in the mail today! I've been wanting to get one for so long! (probably for like 2 years, back when I first discovered
I highly encourage everyone check them out!
I got the package in the mail and there was not a single bit of plastic in their package! They even used that nifty paper tape, instead of normal plastic tape! Yay!