Congratulations class of 2022

Posted 6/21/22

Revelers flew these plastic balloons.

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Congratulations class of 2022


Revelers flew these plastic balloons.

They blew into the water.

The wind blew them to me to rescue them

From fish and birds and clean water.

Graduates, it’s time to celebrate the earth.

Use your youthful energy to help the environment. 


Does celebrating school graduations, weddings, birth announcements need to include hazardous plastic balloons?

And now it’s my turn:

My new favorite food item comes in a plastic-wrapped plastic bottle:

The ingredients are 100 percent plant-based, organic, high in protein, low in sugar.

Good for the consumer… but maybe not so good for the planet.

I wrote to the company asking for cardboard or glass packaging.

Haven’t heard back but did observe the plastic bottle’s bottom with the symbol 2 HDPE in a recycle-triangle symbol.

So now, it’s up to me.

I love this product.

At the expense of adding to plastic waste?

Am I willing to stop consuming it?

My research says HDPE CAN BE RECYCLED

but it’s still made from petroleum.

And now I learned most glass IS NOT RECYCLED.

“ When it comes to glass bottles vs plastic bottles, glass is the clear winner in terms of recycling”


Can colleges offer classes in earth-friendly packaging design?

graduation, recycling, environment, eco-friendly


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