3-5-12 Connect with Something Better

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.

The daily plastic collection always smells like wet mud. It’s a deeply unpleasant smell. Metallic, somewhat acidic. Dead.

ASSEMBLED IN CHINA BY Connect with Something Better™ package fragment

plumeria (?) flower hair clip

plastic tooth flosser

styrofoam peanut

utensil fragment

unknown grey fragment

green bottle cap MANUFACTURED BY INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF PEPSICO, INC. PURCHASE, NY 10577

CHEEZ-IT BAKED SNACK MIX ORIGINAL package Distributed by Sunshine Biscuits, LLC, Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

3-1-12 XTREME SENSITIVE

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.

3-1-12

Consider that everything I pick up will outlast me (and you) indefinitely. Multiply that by 300 million tons of plastic produced each year, and you can see why some scientists recently called plastic debris “one of the most ubiquitous and long-lasting recent changes to the surface of our planet.”

odwalla nourishing food bar superfood wrapper 500 mg of spirulina

cigarette wrapper

rubber band

plastic tie

BiC round stic med/moy USA

XTREME SENSITIVE PEAUX SENSIBLES 3 BLADES razor package fragment