Friday, December 10, 2010

Plastic Poison List

Everyday, people use something plastic. It could be disposable or even a long term use of that particular plastic. But when you're done, you'll probably end up throwing it away right?
Here are some of the things I've thought about that people use that end up in the trash, that goes to the landfill and in some way or another, the ocean:

-Grocery bags and garbage bags are a big one
-antibacterial containers and pocket packet wipes
-conditioner and shampoo bottles
-perfume/cologne/body spray bottles
-toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes
-christmas ribbons and packaging
-school binders
-fast food wrappers
-ziploc bags
-pens and markers
-lady napkins (pads/tampons)
-hair brushes
-close line clips
-baby diapers
-saran wrap
-doggy "duty" bags
-hair ties and rubber bands
-pencil cases
-card holders
-make up containers
-straws, cups and utensils
-medication containers
-old game pieces (like chess or checkers)
-juice/milk jugs
-instant food packets
-glue bottles and glue sticks
-cookie/cake containers
-old tent coverings
-battery packaging
-eye drop containers
-old furniture
-plastic toys such as:
chess, checkers, Sorry, Monopoly, action figures, keychains, kiddy playgrounds, racecars, rollerblades, cameras
-packaging of all kinds such as:
meat, rice, cat and dog food, seasonings, cold cuts, batteries, bread, candy and protein bars, saimin, mustard and ketchup packets, peanut butter, syrup, coffee containers, ice cream tubs, ice trays, cutting boards, quarts of oil, tooth brushes, mouthwash, floss, body wash, tape, christmas gift baskets, candy packets and much much more.

I am aware that some things that have plastic cannot be avoided because we need them.
But this list is just to help keep people aware and hopefully think about what it is they might throw away.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle whenever possible!
For example! My mom and I actually reuse those plastic bread packages to hold our pictures!
And I also still have my fair drinking bottle from 2 years ago!

Just a few things for people to think about before throwing away something you could reuse.

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