Season of Creation Week 4: Ditch the Plastic

We are in the fourth week of the Season of Creation. Last week the theme was using “eat for the planet”; this week the theme is “From Single-use to Multi-use.” So why is plastic such a big deal if you recycle your plastic? Well, first there is the carbon footprint of manufacturing plastic. Hint: itContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 4: Ditch the Plastic”

Plastic-free July

Plastic-free July is a global movement to reduce usage of plastic, especially single-use plastics every year during the month of July. A great resource for going plastic free is which asks us “Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?” To assist you in your drive to eliminateContinue reading “Plastic-free July”

Most Common Source of Plastic Waste: Cigarettes

What’s the most common form of plastic pollution in the world? Straws, industrial waste, plastic bags? No, according to an article in Cigarette butts are actually the most abundant form of plastic waste in the world, with about 4.5 trillion individual butts polluting our global environment. Cigarette butts are made up of paper, tobacco,Continue reading “Most Common Source of Plastic Waste: Cigarettes”

Alternatives to Plastic

The Saint Francis of Assisi group would like to announce the viewing of a film from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales on Climate Change: Global Caring on Sunday, January 12th at 6pm in the Admin building. Last week, I wrote that purchasing and using plastic has numerous negative consequences, including the release ofContinue reading “Alternatives to Plastic”

The Problem with Plastic

In Chapter Six of Laudato Si, Pope Francis talks about avoiding plastic: Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic… Many aspects of our lives are dependent on the use of plastic. Most of the food we purchaseContinue reading “The Problem with Plastic”