The editor of Rockford Woman magazine in Rockford, Ill., is trying to go without plastic for a week. I'm not really sure why she's doing it, but she is blogging about the experience. Actually, Jennie Pollock does explain why she's doing this in one of her blog posts. It's because she was challenged to do so for a story assignment. But she doesn't explain why, though. I suppose the average Rockford Woman reader just assumes that plastics are bad and should be avoided. It's one of those things that goes without saying. Although the blog initially promises a life without plastic, it seems that the actual exercise has taken a different direction. What she's really doing is trying to spend a week without buying anything made of plastic. As we've learned so far, it's made buying bandages, food and toys difficult. Sorry, but it's tough to write about this exercise without being a bit sarcastic. I understand that not everyone is going to see the value in every plastic product. But trying to live without all plastics isn't any "greener" than trying to live without aluminum, steel, glass, or paper, is it?
Life without plastic?
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