The heart of a proposed District of Columbia law — the Anacostia River Cleanup & Protection Act of 2009 — is a provision to restrict what bags D.C. retailers may use. Out go recyclable plastic and kraft paper bags. Recyclable bags are OK, but they must be labeled such and there’s a fee for their… Continue reading D.C. law to restrict bags: read the bill
Twelve of the thirteen members of the District of Columbia Council have introduced the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act which includes a five-cent fee on disposable grocery bags, plastic or paper. Would be nice if it included other retailers — especially restaurants — but this probably gets the biggest number of bags off the… Continue reading Bag surcharge bill to DC Council
Beth Terry included me today’s installment of Voices of the Plastic-Free Blogosphere, so welcome! In the next couple of weeks, I’ll write about ringing out the old year (and preparing for the new) with no-plastic and plastic-reduced ways to manage your office. Plus a couple of plastic-free Christmas cooking ideas.
I was glad to have new visitors today, including Beth Terry (Fake Plastic Fish) who asked some getting-to-know you questions. What was it that first inspired you to eliminate plastic from your life? Was it a particular issue? News article? Experience? And when was this? Besides the obvious ones like carrying your own grocery bags… Continue reading Answering Beth Terry’s questions
I’d love to hear from others interested in plastic-use reduction. Please contact me here.
Plastic water bottles are a terrible source of plastic waste, so drinking tap water — perhaps filtered — makes sense. Brita has been taking advantage of this new sensitivity with a compelling a: buy our filters and be green. Beth Terry — she of Fake Plastic Fish — led a campaign to get Brita to… Continue reading Brita fiter campaign successful
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I’m just your ordinary Universalist-theology-church-administration-Ubuntu-Linux-District-of-Columbia kind of blogger. Why am I blogging on plastic use reduction? Beth Terry, that’s why, or rather, who. I’ve never met her, but she writes the Fake Plastic Fish blog, and it doesn’t fail to challenge and inspire. So first I commented there, and wrote a couple of associated blog… Continue reading It’s because of Beth