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Plastic Packaging: The Oregonian ran an interesting story on Saturday (12/10/05) in the Living Section (On Sunday the section is called Oy, or at least that’s how I always read it when I see that Big O. At least I don’t see Oprah 🙂 The writer, Jeff Gammage (who works for the Philadelphia Inquirer) states that “according to government figures,” 220,000 Americans are injured by packaging annually, more “than are hurt in skateboard accidents ….” Pretty amazing. He doesn’t say where he gets those “government figures,” but I’m the librarian and should be able to to find them – or email Jeff and ask him. The real lesson to learn from this article, other than to buy books instead of things in plastic packaging, is to Please Cite Your Sources when you write – Oy. Nu?

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