I know! Plastic wrap everything!

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 27, 2011
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I just bought a wooden bokken (practice sword) for one of my Halloween getups. It was plastic-wrapped.

Think about that for a second: why? Are they trying to keep it fresh? Trying to keep it from getting scuffed? It’s an effing wooden practice sword, its job is to get banged up!

Let’s review: plastic is forever. It never biodegrades, but we do eat it (in fish etc) where it has been linked to cancer. It’s toxic. It’s made out of oil, which is related to wars and pollution and asthma.

Relephant: Best doc of the year.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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