Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 103 - March 5, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
1.5 pounds
413.6 pounds total
Does this look like it was forgotten at the beach? Probably not. SO much personal hygiene trash washes ashore. I find it very odd. Dental floss picks? Hmmm...
The Teach and Test Club at Santa Monica High School just launched a mentorship program. They're inviting Middle School students to come to their school on a Sat. and go through the whole process of testing the ocean water. Here's a post about it from their blog.
I really like Greek Yogurt. In fact, I know that I have bought one of these very containers from Trader Joe's in the last year. But tonight I found yogurt in a glass bottle! Thrilling!

When grocery shopping I try to find items that aren't packaged in plastic. Manuel Maqueda of the Plastic Pollution Coalition pointed out to me that glass packaged items usually come from more local sources because the shipping cost of glass is higher. By switching back to glass packaging we may also be making the choice to buy our food locally, which is also a good thing. Less plastic, eating local, and saving the world one glass yogurt bottle at a time.

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