Thursday, December 30, 2010

I have just returned from my Christmas vacation in Florida. One day, I took a short stroll on the beach, only to be flabbergasted by how much plastic I found. This beach is not even know for plastic like many beaches now. There are a bunch of buoys in the picture. It's crab season in Florida, and the horizon is dotted with colors. There are two food wrappers. I believe that's just lazy people. Two bottle caps. A plastic bag. A chap-stick. A "Capri-Sun" bag. Here is the picture.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Okay, this is amazing! There was an "ice" skating rink in a mall in Florida. Really it was a plastic skating rink! A whole rink made out of plastic. I actually skated on it. It's a lot harder to skate on than ice. I figure they had to use it so the poor Floridians didn't have to freeze! But still, so much plastic going to waste. If they reuse it, maybe it wouldn't be so incredibly terrible!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I went to a sleepover and we did a ton of crafts. Problem was, all the materials were covered in plastic. To top it off, they were made out of foam. I wanted to not do them, but what could I do, embarrass the host? I did them figuring I could give them to a friend or family member who would actually use it. There were foam things telling how much snow had fallen, make your own snow globes, foam thermometer bases, beads covered in plastic, and more.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


My mom and I had so much fun the other day. We realized just how much plastic we waste with chap-stick. So, we took coconut oil, added oils and put it in metal molds. We would have added food coloring also, but we could not find it. It has a magnet on the back of the metal holder, so I can put in my locker at school. It's really not very good, we need to add wax and stuff, but it works. It also melts really easily.

Friday, December 3, 2010


I was my science olympiad meeting and someone brought pop. I have no will power when it comes to carbonation. We had to use plastic cups. As first, I rebelled! How could I just give in that easily? But, as soon as I heard were we going to use the same ones every week, I felt better. Not completely better, but better. Should I really be trying to justify my plastic use to avoid my guilt? Is that okay? Oh well, it's the best I can do right now.