One Year of Plastic

January 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Life Less Plastic

A Life Less Plastic reader recently emailed to tell me about a project he undertook—to save an entire year of his family’s plastic usage.

This is what it looked like:

Scott, the plastic-saver, explains his endeavor.

“I heard all the talk about plastics being bad for your health and the environment but wanted to know what my family (single parent, twin daughters) was using. So the best way to do that was gather the facts, save the plastic, and see.”

His result was a decent-sized, although probably much smaller than average, hill of plastic. He laments, “I’m fairly conservative with waste and I still got this big pile.”

“I have [enough] plastic forks, spoons, knives, and straws to last a long time.”

Quite enlightening. Thanks, Scott, for sharing photos and info on your project.

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