Plastic inventory 1-16-12

Daily walk plastic inventory 1-16-12:

dirty plastic pouch about 12” by 12” imprinted with tiny raised diamond shapes, called FoodSaver ®Patent/Brevet/Patente: Canada 1,315,746 JPU A

400mL (13.5 FL OZ) bottle of Simply Lemonade ALL NATURAL Best if used by Jan 25 12 AM7 K 16:27 LEM Shake Well, with an outsized green cap, 11% LEMON JUICE Very Low Sodium PASTEURIZED PLEASE RECYCLE PRODUCED FOR SIMPLY ORANGE JUICE COMPANY APOPKA, FL 32703 U.S.A.

½ white foam packing peanut

light blue plastic wisp, from a bag, which are often thinner than a human hair (check)

very clean, white, water logged cigarette butt (check plastic content)

a light blue scrap with a fuzzy layer inside, perhaps scrap of diaper or menstrual pad

white juice box straw with one end angled for stabbing the box

small blue and white striped drink straw/stir

white plastic fork still in partway inside its clear plastic packaging gleaming on the sidewalk in rare Portland winter slash of sun

scrap of blue balloon with the rubberband handle at the bottom, which makes me realize this is a scrap of balloon we bought for the kids to play with at our new years party, the kind you blow up and then use the handle to punch back and forth

in our yard an ugly, curved shard of gray plastic, perhaps from a plant pot

cellophane cigarette wrapper with words printed in a silver band across it: ut this cigarette, packaging, or color should be interpreted to mean safer. Nothing about this cigarette, packaging

tiny green cap with a little tab sticking off it

water bottle cap

three unidentified clear wisps

a little rectangle with a bubble on one end that says REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops Aller(unreadable) Irvine, CA 92612

white, very solid-feeling ball about the size of a tennis ball that says BRINE MADE IN TAIWAN MEETS NCAA SPECS

 

Plastic inventory 1-13-12

I’ve decided as part of my Autobiography of Plastic to collect all the pieces of plastic I see on my daily half-mile walk from my house to the Mt. Tabor dog park. This is the inventory from Friday, January 13, 2012:

sapphire blue condom wrapper that says DUREX (I don’t pick this up)

one bottle Gatorade PERFORM G Series 02 Thirst Quencher COOL BLUETM 32 FL Oz (1 QT) 946 mL 80 calories per 12 oz serving ELECTROLYTES + CARBS

Replenish vital

nutrients and energy

DRINK TO REHYDRATE,

REPLENISH AND REFUEL

AND SAVOR THE SWEAT

wrapper for Brachs® Original Flooders Liquid Filled Bubble Gum

small, clear bendy straw (chewed on)

bottle of AQUAFINA (16.9 FL OZ)

bubble package for halogen bulb (Halógena) 12V

flask (plastic) of red STAG BY JIM BEAM® KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY INFUSED WITH NATURAL FLAVORS (BLACK CHERRY) BEAM • CLAREMONT • FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY USA 40% ALC./VOL. (80 PROOF)

wad of dirty scotch tape

white bottle cap with prongs sticking out

ION4 ® ADVANCED ELECTROLYTE SYSTEM POWERADE SPORTS DRINK & VITAMINS B3, B6 & B12 LEMON LIME FLAVORED + OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS 32 FL OZ bottle

scrap of sapphire blue balloon

Book exchange anyone?

A recent discussion on Facebook about selling one’s own books sparked by Noah Eli Gordon, and a subsequent note from Michael Robins gave me an idea. Many exciting poetry titles have come out recently that I would love to read. I am short on capital at the moment. But I have rather a glut of my book Green-Wood. (Look! It was recently reviewed in the NYT!) Does anyone want to exchange books? I commit to writing a capsule review of every book I receive and posting it on my blog, on Facebook and on Amazon. Email me yr address: acobb@allisoncobb.net.