Plastic’s Not Fantastic

You know plastic’s not fantastic

And it might seem rather drastic

But the obvious solution

Is a New Year’s resolution

To give unfantastic plastic the heave-ho.

So that’s what we’ve decided,

We’re determined to be guided

By the needs of Earth and Earthlings

To be free of all plastic things,

So to all new things of plastic we say NO!

Check out our Plastic Avoidance Tactics ๐Ÿ˜€

26 thoughts on “Plastic’s Not Fantastic

  1. Given that plastic has become something of a generic term for products made from petroleum and chemicals, our phones are plastic, our computers, parts of our vehicles, almost everything. I remember the chemical revolution of the 60’s and how things changed. I don’t know how to address this situation, not yet. Maybe never? Still, we do what we can.

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    • I know what you mean, I think it’s impossible to avoid all plastic but we can avoid most of the ‘disposable’ plastic and things like computers, phones and the rest of it we can help by only buying second hand. “No NEW Plastic” is a good code to live by ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. South Australia – so wonderful, we banned widespread and unrestricted use of plastic bags at the checkout on all supermarkets. Aren’t we good? Actually no. You see, when you take your trolly full of things to the checkout, the girl asks you if you need a bag and if you say yes – and most people do – you get a better, thicker and longer lasting quality plastic bag with handles and a 10 cent charge for each bag. The theory is that these bags are better quality so they can be used over and over again, but most people forget them, so more plastic bags. We have done not a darn thing for the environment but we have increased the profits of the supermarkets. PS I think the plastic bags are now 15cents each.

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    • Isn’t it moronic? They’ve done that here too. At first people objected and complained at paying 5p for a bag, and some did make an effort to bring their own for a while, but now they’ve got used to it and, like in Australia, it’s just business as usual with new plastic bags being pushed at every purchase. My daughter had a funny experience at the Health Food shop where she works. They provide paper bags which don’t have to be charged for, but when one of her customers assumed she’d have to pay, my daughter didn’t disagree and the woman said, “oh, I’m not paying it!” and promptly pulled a fabric bag out of her handbag. She already had a bag with her but she would have taken the disposable bag if it had been free! People! They’re the worst! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Yours is a noble goal; it won’t be easy thanks to modern production and distribution methods, but with dedication and awareness you can do it. I am rooting for you as you blaze a plastic-free trail!

    I have a question for you: What about the industrial plastic, Azodicarbonamide? That plastic is also known as ADA, and according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, the industrial plastic was found as an ingredient in various food products. Are you eliminating that as well?

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    • I’ve never heard of that, it sounds awful. What food products is it in? I would certainly avoid it if I knew how to, but I don’t eat much processed food, we mostly make things from scratch from fruit, vegetables, oats and flour, so we should be okay shouldn’t we?

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      • From Reuters: Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found as an ingredient in breads, bagels, tortillas, hamburger and hot dog buns, pizza, pastries, and other food products, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington.

        From Newser (details about a few brands): Azodicarbonamide is a chemical used to make shoes, yoga mats, a variety of plastic products, and โ€ฆ bread? American supermarkets are crawling with the chemical, also known as ADA, according to the Environmental Working Group, which today released a report identifying almost 500 food products that use it. Most of the foods were bread-likeโ€”things like hot dog buns, bagels, pizza, tortillasโ€”and they came from brands ranging from Wonder Bread to those marketed as healthy, like Village Health.

        From CNN (quoting a rep from the Subway chain of sandwich shops): “Even though this ingredient is safe, we are removing it from Subway bread. This process began last year and is nearly completed — we have already developed an improved bread formula, conducted extensive performance and consumer testing on it, and pending final government approvals we should complete the entire conversion process within the coming weeks.”

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  4. Great poem would make a good rap song!
    We never buy water in plastic.

    Let’s eliminate plastic for a happy 2018 and a better future!
    โค๏ธcarmen

    PS. Have you tried Daiya Cheezy Mac? A delicious vegan version of Mac and Cheese, better than dairy! If you have, please leave a comment on my new post. Thank you!

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  5. What drives me nuts is that even in this day and age, so much packaging is made of plastic that doesn’t need to be and so few tell you whether they’re recyclable or tell you anything at all. If they do tell you something it’s usually that you’ll ‘have to check with your recycling centre’. Yes, I’d like to use all my spare time checking!

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