2-11-13: light blue cap or tiny cup?

All the plastic I collect on my daily walk to the dog park in Southeast Portland, OR.

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Finally got a working camera (thanks, family!) so I have a bit of a backlog:

Kirkland Signature 2% REDUCED FAT MILK ONE GALLON

soda lid

black cap

very old striped ball

green plant pot

red balloon in shreds tied to pink ribbon

CAPRI SUN still with straw in, red berry flavored

white styrofoam fragment 1

black SOLO TRAVELER LID

clear bottle, smashed

white DIXIE lid

green and purple wrapper that says BABY

light blue cap or tiny cup with #35 and A

CLiF KiD ZBAR Chocolate Chip

clear cap

Kit Kat Crisp Wafers

white styrofoam fragment 2

white styrofoam fragment 3

white styrofoam fragment 4

very degraded blue chair leg cap perhaps

very degraded yellow styrofoam

fake pink rose petal

very degraded pinkish ball remnant?

vacuum hose attachment, broken, with tooth marks

Kellogg’s Disney PIXAR FINDING NEMO Fruit Flavored Snacks

sky blue fragment, maybe ice cream spoon handle

white fork shredded in three pieces

1-13-13: use discretion

plastic inventory 1-13-13

It has been exactly one year since I started collecting all the plastic I find on my daily walk to the dog park, although technical difficulties, busy-ness and, frankly, disgust, have sometimes dampened my efforts. Everything I have collected is in trash bags on my back porch.

Here is the first of 2013:

sonic toothbrush set holder

JOANN fabric and craft stores® bag

G2 THIRST QUENCHER GLACIER FREEZE G SERIES GATORADE PERFORM 02 ELECTROLYTES + CARBS DRINK TO HELP REHYDRATE, REPLENISH AND REFUEL. AND SAVOR THE SWEAT. low calorie low calorie low calorie NO FRUIT JUICE

three fragments white foam

DUM-DUMS ORIGINAL POPS COTTON CANDY

WinCo Foods An Employee Owned Company “The Supermarket Low Price Leader” bag

NATURALLY & ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED black cherry sparkling water beverage bottle

packaging for some kind of action figure set with five figures and the outlines of a hammer, axe, shovel, wrench and rifle (?)

cracked McCafé McDonald’s cup

SAMSUNG cell phone in two parts

LUV TOUCH Rainbow VIBE™ WATERPROOF Collect Them All! Caution: This vibrator is not intended for therapeutic purposes and is recommended for external use only. Prolonged and frequent use is not advised or recommended as these items are sold for novelty purposes only. This vibrator should be used with discretion.

puelche fresh ORGANIC Biologique blueberries bluets product of chile produit du chili Exported by Puelche Fresh Ltda. Av. Las Industrias 15.800, Los Angeles, Childe. Certified Organic by IMO Switzerland CL-bio60

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS® bag

blue half ring

11-5-12 crisp and carry!

Plastic I pick up on my daily walk.

HERSHEY®’S s’n’Creme

purple cap

MILK CHOCOLATE Reese’s® in two pieces

straw wrapper

orange balloon with black ribbon

MADEirA FARMS Peanut butter

Grape Candy

white lid

Quality Signature CHICKEN PESTO PANINI $5.99

polyester fluff

clear ring

SWISHER SWEETS grape

3 Musketeers® Bar Mint

America’s FAVORITE! Frigo CheeseHeads®

gold wrapper with red Chinese characters

white cap

clear wrapper

blue ring

white fragment

EGGS, CHEESE AND SAVORY BREAKFAST CRISP & CARRY!

blue pen cap

purple rubber band

10-25-12: Savor and Share

Plastic I collect on my daily walk

BURGERVILLE cup Fresh Local Sustainable

SHOT BLOKS ENERGY CHEWS BLACK CHERRY 1 SHOT®

America’s FAVORITE! String Frigo CheeseHeads cartoon muscleman string cheese hair

soda lid and straw #1

soda lid and straw #2

bendy straw

straw in wrapper

USB cord

pink fragments

black fragment with tape

Vanillaroma® Air Freshener Désoderisant Aromatizante

orange bottle cap ring

red fragment

SWISHER SWEETS GRAPE 99¢

Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches Ruby Jewel® handmade in Portland,OR RBST-free milk & cream! All natural. All good. Best if eaten by: you/today Do Your Part Recycle (for maximum enjoyment, let soften for approximately 3 minutes and 47 seconds at 72°F (22°C) before eating.) Please Consume responsibly. Savor and Share.

Oregonian bag

polyester fluff

clear bag

Planters HONEY ROASTED peanuts

blue fragment

SALSA VERDE I’m not just a sauce; I’m a way of life.

blue ribbon

GET IN THE GAME VIZIO Dr. Pepper BCS Live MÁS cup

LEVI’S 510™ SUPER SKINNY 12 REG 26×26 STRETCH

10-16-12 Hint: Use hand lotion

All the plastic I collect on my daily walk.

GATORADE PERFORM 02 THIRST QUENCHER ORANGE bottle

fountain soda lid

packaging fragment

cigar wrapper

bottle lid 1

bottle lid 2

blue bottle ring 1

blue bottle ring 2

white bottle ring

blue rectangle

silver child size sunglasses

blue bottle ring 3

JOLLY RANCHER WATERMELON wrapper

Power Bar® PERFORMANCE ENERGY For Maximum Energy Delivery & Cramp-Crushing™ Electrolytes

creepy bug with wings and large black-shoed human feet, head chewed and disattached

black straw

clear drink lid

2012 SUPPORTER sticker

temporary tattoo wrapper Patent 5,601,859 1. Moisten skinSLIGHTLY (Hint: Use hand lotion). 2. Place Tattoo color side down. 3. Press firmly for 15 seconds … do not rub. 4. Peel off slowly. Non-toxic colors. Ingredients: Polyvinyl alcohol, yellow 5, red 40, blue 1.

SNICKERS Minis Almond Bar wrapper

GATORADE wrapper

Skittles wrapper fragment

BabyRuth wrapper

straw wrapper

Fashion Lipstick tube Color Impact (purple)

pen fragment

Chinese lantern blossom

plastic fragment with trees

 

10-5-12: Ready to Eat, Already Sweet!®

All the plastic I collect on my daily walk.

SWISHER SWEETS Finest Quality CIGARILLOS GRAPE SMOOTH SWEET SATISFYING

JAPANESE COCKTAIL PEANUTS de la Rosa with laughing cartoon peanuts wearing purple geta carrying a pan of, peanuts?

CAPRI SUN® Strawberry Kiwi Flavored Juice Drink Blend

SMUCKER’S® Uncrustables® PEANUT BUTTER & STRAWBERRY JAM SANDWICH on Whole Wheat Bread

SMUCKER’S® Snack’n Waffles® Ready to Eat, Already Sweet!® Maple FLAVORED WAFFLE Made with Whole Grains

scrap of grey faux fur

bright light luz fuerte houseplant poinsettia Euphorbia pulcheriima

BiC sea green mechanical pencil 0.7 mm HB#2

Tootsie Roll wrapper

scrap of grey-blue tape

black scrap

blue scrap

clear packing

 

9-11-12: Cruelty Free Placenta

Featuring all the plastic I collect on the mile round trip walk to the dog park.

Oregon realty co. sign Eric or Sherrill

smashed purple cup

fork

HASK® PLACENTA  No-rinse Instant Hair Repair Treatment bottle 5/8 FL. OZ. Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40, Placental Protein* Cruelty Free. No Animal Testing. Cetrimonium Bromide, Lactic Acid, Fragrance, Isostearyl, Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Stearyl Imidazoline, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, FD&C Yellow No. 5. HASK TOILETRIES DIST. Div. Alleghany Pharmacal Corpl. Great Neck, NY 11021 MADE IN USA

clear tube

white lid

blue lid

clear lid

white cloth

white fragment

styrofoam peanut

Frito Lay PREMIUM QUALITY DELUXE MIXED NUTS wrapper

BIMBO Panquecitos Mini Pound Cake wrapper

SMIRNOFF Triple Distilled Vodka bottle

Maruchan Yakisoba Spicy Chicken Flavor Home-Style Japanese Noodles Ready in Minutes 4 Min. Just Add Water & Microwave

8-27-12: A path for M&M’s to the ocean

Sometimes Quincy helps me pick up plastic

clear straw

soda lid

orange lid

clear lid

bottle cap sealing ring

dirty square of styrofoam

clear packaging

clear tube packaging

green lighter

green stake

orange pen ParkView Chriopractice Center “It’s your future … be there healthy!”

EMERALD Harmony Triple Chocolate PREMIUM TRAIL MIX

milk carton with a hole cut in the side

red toy telescope with focus ring embedded in cylindrical spotted dog body (doesn’t really focus, but the lens does magnify)

orange tube for M&M’s® minis chocolate candies

Sometimes I wonder how trash from land really gets into the ocean for animals like albatross to pick up. Perhaps a case in point: I picked up the M&Ms tube from the edge of a fast-flowing stream at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia Gorge. The stream runs into the Columbia River, just out of sight, which runs into the ocean. Many visitors tramp over the trail to Bridal Veil, some dribbling plastic trash in their path. Given that something like this tube containing M&M’s probably lasts for a few centuries, it’s easier to imagine the effect times hundreds of thousands of visitors times many years.