Rodale, the parent company of Runner’s World and other lifestyle publications, is having a Plastic-Free February . Their bloggers are incorporating and promoting the following three rules:
1. No buying or acquiring new plastic.
2: No cooking with plastic or storing food in plastic.
3: Minimize all other plastic use.
The plastics industry remains unimpressed, citing Rodale for “hypocrisy.” The Plastics Blog had this to say:
Some Plastics Blog readers pointed out that readers of Rodale’s magazines would have a tough time even making adjustments to their hobbies and leisure activities.
“I’d just love to see the subscribers to Runners World attempt to do their aerobic thing sans plastics,” one wrote. “I was in a running shoe store on Saturday and there were polyesters, polypropylenes, polyethylenes, polyurethanes, polyamides and poly- this that and everything else on display throughout the store!”