Saturday Snippets…The world of Plastic…

 

Welcome to Saturday Snippets where I indulge my whimsy and my passions… maybe a tune or two…something which has caught my eye this last week…just anything out of the ordinary or extraordinary…

For the last few weeks, I have taken inspiration from something I have read or watched… this week and also because it just happens to be “Plastic Free July” are you going to be the Change?

My chosen word is “Plastic” inspired by Jemina Pett...I was impressed at how Jemima conducted her plastic project and am going to do the same myself…Please head over and read the start and conclusion it is in 2 posts (Part 2) I defy you not to be impressed I hope it inspires changes in you and how you deal with plastic in your home…

I think, on a personal level, everybody, when you go through the checkout line after you get your groceries and they say, ‘Paper or plastic?’ We should be saying, ‘Neither one.’ We should have our own cloth bags.

– Woody Harrelson.

BUT…Plastic comes in many forms and NOT all bad in fact some are life-saving and life-changing…we just need to sort out the wheat from the chaff as the saying goes.

Some plastics nurture and are essential for everyday life and survival…Take plastic reconstructive surgery, Plastic instruments in your dental work, we cannot and don’t need to eliminate all plastic from our lives as one day it might save our lives HOWEVER we do need to eliminate unnecessary plastic that we DON’T NEED…it is not essential to our lives and Mother Earth’s life it clogs our waterways, spoils our beautiful beaches, it leaches chemicals into our bodies and foods…We need to think smart…

Time for a tune methinks…

Quote: We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. – Anne Marie Bonneau aka The Zero-Waste Chef

I am currently reading this book it is brilliant..practical and down to earth…things we can do easily in our own homes and when we shop…

Pop culture’s silliest superhero, Plastic Man is as much a humour icon as a heroic one.  During a heist gone wrong, petty crook Patrick “Eel” O’Brian was doused in chemicals, allowing him to stretch his body into any shape he desires. Nursed back to health by altruistic monks, he was inspired to embrace life’s brighter side.

Plastic Eating Bacteria…

Makes me squirm somewhat at the thought…it does seem though that some experts are on my wavelength…be careful what you for springs to mind…

Experts caution that large-scale commercial use of plastic-eating microorganisms is still years away, while their potential release in the environment, even if practical, could create more issues than it solves…amen to that I say…

I have watched many videos on how to craft many things from plastic bottles and I applaud them all for their creativity HOWEVER at some point that plastic has to be thrown away as it has outlived its life…

To my mind, we just must be more aware…I have been replacing some of my cookware over the last few months normally packaged beautifully in cardboard the one I received yesterday however was beautifully packed in cardboard which would have been quite adequate for the postal system it was however then put in a larger box and the gaps were filled with these swimming type armband size pouches filled with air…

Judging by the type of plastic… totally unrecyclable and my question was WHY?…

It also begs the question that it is a proven fact that online shopping has increased and I appreciate that goods require adequate packaging but this needs to be addressed as there are no surprises when I say I know where all this plastic is going to end up …it doesn’t bode well in my book…

Last tune of the day…

That’s all for Saturday Snippets thank you for joining me…I hope you have a great weekend…See you tomorrow for my weekly roundup…xx

 

 

 

 

 

36 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…The world of Plastic…

  1. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

    What a wonderful article, Carol! Like a movie about pros and cons of plastic, garnished with wonderful songs. We will always need plastic, but should be responsible in view of recycling, and the nature. Thank you, Carol! Enjoy a wonderful week! Keep on singing in the rain! 😉 xx Michael

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you so much, Michael…Happy to hear you enjoyed Saturday Snippets. I have just had to take all your comments out of the spam folder…WP being overzealous again. Thank you for the reblogs…I can’t always get into your site though sometimes I can and others I cannot if it keeps happening I can you a screenshot if that helps. I hope you are having a wonderful week…doesn’t everyone dance in the rain? x

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  4. petespringerauthor

    I know I’ve said this before, but I love these themed posts, Carol. How great that plastic is utilized in so many life-altering ways. I’m probably just out of the loop, but I had never heard of Plastic Man until today. Although I’m familiar with Radiohead and Miley Cyrus, both of these songs were new for me as well. I especially like Miley’s song.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete…I also had not heard of Plastic Man …like you Radiohead and Miley’s songs were new to me…I choose my word and do an alphabet search and its amazing what comes up..its good fun and a learning curve…I love doing it!…Yes plastic is not all bad we just need to weed out the bad once and for all …I hope you have a fabulous Sunday, Pete 🙂 x

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  6. beetleypete

    Amazon seems to be obsessed with adding those large plastic ‘pockets’ to packaging, even when the item inside is not remotely fragile. They used to ask for packaging feedback, and I always complained about oversized boxes with plastic pockets in them. Now they no longer ask for packaging feedback. Wonder why?
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  7. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Excellent as always Carol.. certainly there are some essential uses.. such as reading glasses but the supplement industry certainly should be making some more advances in packaging..all those plastic containers containing one month supply must amount to billions of tons of plastic waste each year.. I have been buying differently in recent months in boxes with the supplements in foil strips.. it is a step in the right direction but only a small one by the manufacturers..♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes, reading glasses are another essential.. I agree a step in the right direction, Sally…manufacturers really need to step up in a much bigger way.. But every little we do does help Hugs xx

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