2-27-12: sign of spring, clear butterfly

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

2-27-12

several clear dirty wrappers of various types

milk or juice bottle inner seal

red straw

fountain soda lid

two rubber bands

plastic tie

red ribbon

Kroger 24 HOUR Allergy Relief pill bottle

clear butterfly

2-24-12: I’m a keeper

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

2-24-12

plastic bag for the yellow pages ubiquitous in the neighborhood that says i’m a keeper

leaves

orange lid

package for Chip Deluxe 100 CALORIE RightBites® COOKIES 100% Delicious! 0g Trans Fat

rubber band

black plant pot

wrapper for MINI Coffee KOPIKO candy with writing in several languages Produced by: PT MAYORA INDAH Tbk PO Box 6138 Jakarta 11061, Indonesia

wrapper for a tamarind candy, name written in Thai, MANUFACTURED BY ASIA JUMBO INDUSTRY CO. LTD 202 MOO 2 PAHOLYOTHIN RD., CHAMAB, WAGNOI, AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND

2-22-12 tiny transparent bug

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

plastic bag that says Extra Mile®

flattened water bottle

cigarette wrapper

straw

twist tie

package of VEGETABLE SODA CRACKER SCALLION from CHUNG HSIANG FOODS IND CO., LTD. NO. 275, Sec 2, Mu Hsin Rd, Wen Shan District, Taipei TEL: (02)2939933 FAX: (02)2939991 1

MADE IN TAIWAN transcribing this I notice a tiny, nearly transparent bug crawling across

2-21-12 plastic-wrapped air

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

Today’s plastic catalog features the AIRplus® by STOROpack, packing material that consists of plastic chambers filled with air. By now the air has gone. I wonder how far it traveled and where it came from. The packing contains some icons that seem to indicate that it should not be used for flotation, as a pillow for a baby, or as a baby’s toy.

Oscar Mayer CLASSIC Beef Franks package No Artificial Flavors, Colors, Fillers or By-Products

curl of black sheeting

white wrapper for perhaps a popsicle

red fragment with serrations

tag for primrose Primula acaulis grown by the IWASAKI BROS. INC. of Hillsboro, OR, partial shade use in borders or pots

 

the parachute

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

2-20-12

Did I mention the more it rains the more disgusting the plastic gets? Today’s list includes the dirty, skin-colored parachute that perhaps was attached to the hot pink parachute soldier I found back on 2-5.

two fast food lids, different sizes

two fast food straws, one straw fragment

Oatmeal ‘n Raisin Cookies wrapper

Hostess Cakes wrapper fragment Extra Chocolaty!

unidentified yellow fragment

Grey fragment from my recycle bin handle, which the collection people broke off, and then I ran over it with my car. I know I didn’t get all the pieces. Some probably washed down the storm drain a few feet over. From there, I suppose, to the Willamette River to the Columbia, then the ocean.

wrapper for topps NBA Basketball 2009-10 card pack

three packing peanut fragments

one very dirty pink ribbon

DUM DUM wrapper, cream soda flavored

corner from pink package of something strawberry, ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED by Kellogg’s

rubber band, broken

DREAM BIG

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

2-15-12

fragment of yellow ginger bread man, head and left arm broken off

CHERRY JOLLY RANCHER wrapper

DREAM BIG cigarette wrapper. STAND for your BRAND at MARLBORO.COM Site limited to eligible smokers 21+. Nothing about this cigarette, packaging, or color should be interpreted to mean safer. Nothing about this cigarette, packa

Valentine’s Day = exotic water!

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

2-14-12

bottle of FIJI NATURAL ARTESIAN WATER What ecosystem is your water from? The purest water comes from the purest clouds. Our rainfall is purified by trade winds as it travels across the Pacific Ocean to the islands of Fiji (helpful map with wavy arrows for illustration). A continent away from acid rain and other pollutants, FIJI Water is preserved and protected by one of the last virgin ecosystems on Earth.

solo cup lid

Bic WITH ADJUSTABLE FLAME package fragment featuring the Bic boy logo

straw

unidentified green rubbery thing with holes

razor cover

fragment of greenish florist’s foam

very dirty ziploc bag

fast food soda lid

bag for Oregonian newspaper

skinny orange cord

rubber band and rubber band fragment

soda bottle lid

lucerne since 1904 light sour cream WITH NATURAL FLAVORS 16 oz jar

half gallon orange juice bottle

plastic 2-13-12

Plastic catalog, in which I collect all the plastic I find in my daily half-mile walk from my home in Southeast Portland, Oregon, to the dog park at Mount Tabor.

2-13-12

The more it rains, the grosser the plastic. Today features smoking implements:

white cigar tip

EXTRA 50 CENTS OFF THIS PACK cigarette wrapper

black BIC lighter (rusted, still works)

packing peanut fragment

rubber band

refreshe purified drinking water

round suction cup with hook

water bottle lid

piece of black duct tape, still sticking to the street when I pulled it up!

Plastic 2-10-12

Plastic catalog 2-10-12, SE Stephens St. to Mt. Tabor, Portland, OR

Bottle of Amerian Falls Purified Drinking Water with minerals added for a refreshing taste PRODUCED BY ADVANCED H2O LLC Burlington, WA 98233

neck from a bottle of ROKK VODKA OF SWEDEN IMPORTED FREEZE FILTERED 40% ALC BY VOL

filthy quart size ziploc bag

unidentified black fragment

unidentified forest green fragment

unidentified neon green fragment

red straw

clear straw with half wrapper still attached

unidentified royal blue cylinder fragment

black takeout tray, shattered

unidentified opaque fragment stamped HDPE for high density polyethylene

candy wrapper that says, in red, JFC and BOTAN AME.

Internet (wikipedia) tells me:

Botan Rice Candy is a soft, chewy, slightly lemon-orange flavored candy with an outer layer of rice paper. The rice paper is clear and plastic-like when dry, but it is edible and dissolves in the mouth. It is a traditional Japanese candy, and it is currently imported to North America from Japan by JFC International.

Botan Rice Candies come in a small cardboard box which contains 3/4 oz. (21 grams) of candy. Each box contains six individual pieces and a sticker. Prior to 1998, each box contained a small plastic toy. The candy’s name, Botan (kanji: 牡丹, hiragana: ぼたん), means “peony” in Japanese. A peony blossom is shown on the label, next to an inu-hariko, a dog-shaped traditional toy for Japanese children.

Plastic 2-6-12

Plastic catalog 2-6-12, SE Stephens St. to Mt. Tabor, Portland, OR

crushed bottle of SUTTER HOME FAMILY VINEYARDS FAMILY OWNED IN THE NAPA VALLEY SINCE 1890 CHARDONNAY CALIFORNIA 2010

Walgreens Rewards card

red bottle cap, very worn

unidentified blue fragment

two pieces of torn blue sheeting

plastic cup with cartoon of kids in race cars and a “find these hidden items” list