Does anyone ever listen to the radio station The Krush @ 95.9? On Monday mornings they have a segment called the Green Scene. I was listening a few weeks ago and they said they were looking for three families to join a Plastic is Drastic Project. "Project?" My ears perked up and I turned the radio up louder. Yes, they were seeking three families to save their plastic for a week, get tips on how to reduce plastic use, then put the tips into place for the final week. Well, of course, I did a bit more research then commenced my email badgering technique (yep, the same technique that was used to get on the Nate Berkus show) until they finally broke down and chose us as one of the families.
I don't know many details yet, all I know is we are going to be saving every bit of plastic that we use next week - yep, even the little plastic windows in the mail we receive, the plastic liners inside of beer bottle caps (though I'd like some tips on how to dig those babies out, it's not so easy) and every other little plastic bit you can think of.
How does the family feel about the project? Here's what they say:
Ian says "It sounds cool. I have an idea, I can wrap an apple up in my lunchbox in a bandana and then use the bandana as a napkin."
Anya says "Boring" and didn't want to talk about it in any way, shape or form.
Zack says "Initial reaction was 'great, what does she have us signed up for NOW' but I do agree it's a good project and I'm curious to see how much plastic we use and I do think we should learn to be not so dependent on plastic"
I will keep you all posted during our week of plastic accumulating and listen in tomorrow morning at 7:30am at 95.9 The Krush.