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January 19, 2008

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Hey!

Would love to have you on our morning show to talk about the website, and your collection!

email me bigtone@b100.net

thanks!

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Beth Terry, aka Fake Plastic Fish

Hi Ari. I'd love to chat with you some time. I wrote a little bit about your catering company in my blog post about the SF Green Festival a while back.

I keep a blog called Fake Plastic Fish ( http://www.fakeplasticfish.com ) about ways to eliminate plastic waste and significantly reduce our plastic consumption, and I like you have been collecting and tallying my plastic trash since the middle of last year.

I'd love to share with you my list of changes I've made, which include everything on your list above and many more. It's here:

http://www.fakeplasticfish.com/thelist

Kudos for all your efforts!
Beth

Almost Mrs Average

This is fab advice. Over in the UK I am trying to slim my bin for a local Zero Waste campaign. I will be checking in regularly for more top tips.

Almost Mrs Average

This is fab advice. Over in the UK I am trying to slim my bin for a local Zero Waste campaign. I will be checking in regularly for more top tips.

jade

I look forward to the next two installments.

Over the years, we have gotten down to taking our 32 gallon trash can to the dump once a month (or sometimes less frequently). I'd like to see us cut it back even further.

We have cats, and the obligatory cat litter box . . . I wonder if there are any safe composting techniques for pet wastes? That would probably halve our monthly waste production.

Diane

Another one I've found very useful is to stop buying tinfoil for baking. Use baking sheets or other containers rather than dirty tin foil which is harder to recycle.

I agree about having a reusable bag and carry one in my everyday bag for when I need to carry more home!
I don't use plastic bags as bing liners any more - and have been encouraging my friends to do the same!

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