Saturday, 15 September 2007

PhotoHunt 75 - Plastic

Oooh - this is an exciting theme, as it makes me think of SO many things.

The first thing that sprung to mind, when I saw the theme was plastic bags. Plastic bags are a huge problem to dispose off. According to this article, the average plastic bag takes 400 years to decompose in a landfill site.
Goody two shoes here has already ditched the plastic bags for the weekly shop and has invested in some good solid carriers - sold by the supermarkets. (Yup, they know how to make their money!)



Another disposable is plastic cutlery. MANY times a week I use plastic cutlery for my lunch and dispose of it afterwards. WHAT a waste! I must go out and buy just one set of cutlery to keep in my desk drawer.


Plastic is such a wonderful product. It can be used for making so many different things. On my way home from work I saw one item made of plastic lying by a building site; namely a safety helmet. It is amazing that the same product that is used for throw away cutlery can protect a person's head!


I took my beloved to the airport today (booohoooooo - missing him already) and at the airport they had a plastic theme as well. Since the foiled bomb plots of August 2006 you have to carry any toiletries in a see through plastic bag, when carried as hand luggage. The plastic bags are available for free throughout the airport. Hopefully they are made from recyclable materials...

Finally there's the ultimate piece of plastic, namely the credit card and all the other store, membership and dividend cards. I remember when I got my very first debit card as one of the first customers in my bank. I thought it was SO cool and hence never got into the habit of using cheques. In fact, I don't think I have ever paid by cheque in a shop, thanks to my flexible friend.


That's the result of my today. What did you find on yours? I can't wait to see.

16 comments:

Marcia said...

This was an awesome photo hunt post! And I cannot believe I didn't think of plastic aka credit cards, it is not like I haven't made use of that plastic!

Sanni said...

Great shots! I wanted to post a picture of some credit cards, too, but since Octo-Pussy moved into our hoem... well, I couldn´t resist her =)

Have a great weekend!

Joy said...

Great collection of plastic shots!

Nita said...

Good choice of photos! Mine is up too. Hope you can visit me :) Have a great week!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

I didn't know a plastic bag took 400 years to decompose. That is a very long time. All great photos, hope hubby comes home soon and hope you find that perfect set of cutlery for your desk, that would save money. Have a good weekend.

Barbara said...

That's a lot of plastic!

Carver said...

Those were all good choices and a great post for the plastic theme.

Myrna said...

great pictures!

PowersTwinB said...

You have great photos for this weeks hunt! I would never have thought of the plastic cutlery! It does sound stupid now that I read your hunt, that we throw that away everyday without thinking about it and then put plastic on our workers heads! Thanks for visiting my blog hunt photos of the plastic costume! I appreciate your visitis!

LibertyBelle said...

Wow, I can't get enough of your great photos! I love them all. Great choices all of them!
(I*m going to London next week with my 9th graders. My favorite city in the whole wide world!)
Happy weekend!
Hugs
L

Siani said...

You chose a great collection of pics to illustrate this week's theme. Have a good weekend.

Queen Of My Domain said...

Those are great photos for your hunt.

tiny london said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and for visiting my wee corner of the big wide world.
Libertybelle - is it "next week" yet? Do you need any tips on what to do/see in London?

Eddel29 said...

thanks for sharing this blog. great photos!

Charley29 said...

wow, a collection of plastic shots, nice!

Charenn said...

I like this blog. :)