The "Plastic-Free February" project is over. The bloggers who participated all discovered that it's awfully difficult to avoid plastics -- a lot harder than any of them expected. For a sample of their experiences, check out this week-by-week report compiled by a rotating team of bloggers from publisher Rodale Inc., which sponsored the project. It's full of stories about the problems they had avoiding plastic packaging and other products, as well as a few of their personal victories when they discovered a hard-to-find product made of an alternative material. To wrap up the story, Maria Rodale.CEO and chairman of Rodale, posted a final word on the topic today on The Huffington Post, titled "The Top 10 Things I Wished Didn't Involve Plastic." A few of her examples: Shampoo bottles, condiment bottles, takeout containers, garbage bags, pens and computers. She actually suggests going back to glass ketchup and mustard bottles. But what about all the extra energy it would take to make and transport glass bottles instead of plastic? Wouldn't that more than offset any supposed benefits of avoiding plastic?
'Plastic-Free February' is over
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