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DePaul TEDx Talk

Today, I’m honored to share my experience of trying to give up plastic at a TEDx event hosted by DePaul University. I’m so excited to have this opportunity (and also quite nervous!). Yet, in spite of my nerves, I’m hoping … Continue reading

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My Inventory: A Year of Hoarded Plastic

It’s taken me a great while to get to this point, but finally, I’ve counted all of the plastic I hoarded over the past 365 days. It took me months to do it. For those of you reading my blog for … Continue reading

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What Can We Recycle, and Where?

It has been over two months since my plastic adventure ended. It was the end of April when I stopped my hoarding, and it was the beginning of May when I piled up all of my accumulated plastic in the … Continue reading

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My Plastic Mountain

It’s strange to be throwing plastic away again. I’m still not used to unwrapping cellophane from new magazines and tossing it into the trash, or putting empty medicine bottles into the recycling bin. As I expected, it’s a huge relief. … Continue reading

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My Greatest Plastic Offender

In less than two weeks, on April 22nd, 2016, the plastic challenge that I’ve committed to for the past year will come to an end. I will stop having to collect and store and stress over a growing hoard of … Continue reading

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Plastic and Pets

Last week, my husband and I adopted a puppy. She is fuzzy and black with a little white spot on her nose and is so adorable when she gets tired and her long pink tongue hangs out of her mouth. … Continue reading

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Small Victories With Lotion

As my mountain of plastic grows higher and higher, as I feel defeated on a daily basis by the challenge I set forth for myself this year, I have to say that I’ve realized some true plastic-free success when it … Continue reading

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