The Plastic Cap

Happy September… and Happy Plastic Cap month! Check out this initiative to try to limit plastic. If you join the challenge, let us know how it is going.

Plastic Cap!

Have you ever heard of a salary cap?  It’s a simple idea that’s often practiced in professional sports to alleviate the price of overspending.  The idea is that there is a set amount of money that can be spent, and if you go over the allotment there is a tax imposed.  For example lets say there is a $10.00 salary cap, if I want something that will cost me $11.00, then I pay the $10.00 I am allowed to spend, but for the $1.00 that goes over the cap I must pay $2.00.  The extra $1.00 is the tax I owe for going over the cap.

For the month of September theDIHEDRAL has complied to slightly reduce the weight of our carbon footprint by avoiding the purchase of any new plastic.  In other words our Plastic Cap is set at zero.  Just like the salary cap scenario laid…

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2 thoughts on “The Plastic Cap

  1. Unless an absolute necessity, as in cannot find drinking water in anything but plastic while traveling, I refuse to add to the plastic problem. I have replaced my plastic containers at home with glass and don’t use plastic wrap or plastic bags.

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  2. I went to the store: hummus: in plastic, baby carrots and sugar snap peas: in plastic bags. So now my question is: are cracker bags that come in a box made of plastic? I find this idea is expanding my awareness. Like LuAnn, I don’t get plastic bags at the grocery store. I don’t buy water or pop in plastic. But it’s ubiquitous. Even if I made my own hummus I bet some ingredients would come in plastic. Living in a small town makes it a bit more difficult perhaps. It’s an exercise in awareness for me.


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