Folks, this is about my "consumption" of plastic over the next year. I'm looking at what I have, what I buy, and why I seem to need this hundred and fifty year old man-made concoction more than my mother's fried chicken.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weeks 31-37: An Ear for Plastic

I buy earrings. It's a fact. I won't stop. It is my one simple vice and I take great pride in this indulgence. So Josh and I are tooling around Gregory Town and we stop in Island Made--a well known gift store in Eleuthera just off of Queen's Highway. There are maps, "I brake for potcakes" T-shirts, Bahamas shot glasses made in China, sea glass & coconut earrings galore and then I see them...Sea Plastic earrings made in Eleuthera (as there is an abundance of plastic tids & bits everywhere) by a woman named Deanna Delvechio. If she's reading this and I spelled her name wrong, hopefully she will chime in! Here's what she has printed on the back of the paper:

"On the beaches in the Bahamas,
all sorts of treasures wash ashore.

From its former life aboard
ships of all sizes,
sea plastic is carried along
by ocean currents,
until it is deposited on our sands
like multi-colored confetti.

Sea plastic jewelry helps
keep our beaches clean
by recycling materials that
wash up on local shores.

Each piece of sea plastic collected
is unique,
and so is this piece of jewelry.
Enjoy it!"


kristi said...

that is AWESOME! how cute. miss you.

lindsay said...

NEED MORE BLOGS...I'm dying for more plastitalk!!
lovin the blogs, sunnye :)

kate said...

Sunnye! I love this blog and have always loved it. I left a blog award for you at my blog. Don't worry about passing it on, it's more important that people know about your journey! Congrats! -kate banks

Joshua said...

Sunnye was in a car accident on Monday night. No broken bones, no blood loss, but a flipped car and scary ride. She's doing fine. Please send her your well wishes!

kate said...

PLEASE send our well wishes! I just went up and told the ladies in Education and they're scrambling to get well wishes to her as well. -kate