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08/07/2008
7 days without plastic
Posted by Zadi Diaz

Can I go a week without using any new plastic?

Our interview with Sustainable Dave made us start thinking about how much plastic we use and throw away each day. We wanted to know exactly how hard it would be to change our habits. So starting Thursday, August 14th, I'm attempting to go seven full days without using any new plastic at all.

I won't try to avoid plastic I already have, I'll just try to stop bringing in NEW plastic. When you think of all the plastic containers, wrappers, liners, cups, bags, etc. in our daily lives, it'll be tough! It's very probable that I'll acquire some new plastic over seven days, so I will make sure to log and keep track of it all.

I'll be posting daily behind-the-scenes videoblog updates on this blog to let you know how it's going. But epicfu.com/7days will be the main place where all the blog posts, videos, photos, and updates will be kept to make it easier to track my progress.

If you want to join in on the project, that would be great too -- there's nothing better than a support team! Start getting mentally prepared and on August 14th start posting your videos, photos, and updates to MIX, your blog, or any place you can. Then send us links or tag it "7dayswithoutplastic" on Flickr or YouTube, so we can include it here and in the show. You don't have to do it for seven days like me -- post information or tips about anything you're doing to help limit your use of plastic. Every little bit helps!

We will also be bringing you tips from prominent green bloggers from all over the web so that we can turn this project into a resource for anyone who wants to try changing the way they use plastic. We'll also be adding some widgets, picking a charity of choice, adding the event on Facebook and coming up with other cool stuff to get the wheels turning. So get ready, August 14th is right around the corner!

Spread the word, join the fun, and wish me luck!