Earlier this Spring, just to see what would happen, I put a Stonyfield Farms yogurt cup in the ground next to my compost pile. The reason being that the company had recently switched their packaging from a recyclable plastic to a natural plastic made from plants. This new packaging, while reducing the amount of petroleum based plastic the company is using, is not recyclable outside of Belgium and some towns in Wisconsin. Since I can no longer recycle their packaging, I wondered what would happen if I put this plant based plastic in the ground in my backyard since it was just going to sit in the dump anyway.
I checked on it back in April , and there wasn’t much degradation. So for the A-Z photo challenge on Flickr Comments by FrizzText site we’re up to “Y”, so it seemed like a good time to check out how the yogurt cup was doing. The label is gone, but besides that it’s just wrinkled and dirty.
And no I’m not a fanatical recycler, even though someone apparently ended up on my blog by using “fanatical recycler” as a search term.