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Looking around my house this morning I was surprised at just how many products I had in my kitchen alone that contain petroleum. While most of us think of petroleum as being primarily part of oil, petroleum jelly and auto fuel go far beyond that.
Here are the items I used for breakfast this morning that contain petroleum products:
- Plastic Nutella jar
- Toaster – outside of my toaster is covered in cool safe rubber
- Plastic bag my bread comes in
- Plastic t-discs for my Tassimo
Shortly after having breakfast I headed upstairs on my rubber backed carpet to put on my makeup. Cosmetics are said to contain as much as 90% petroleum! I brushed my teeth with a plastic toothbrush with toothpaste in a plastic tube, then I got dressed in a blouse made of synthetic material and stretch capris that include lycra and nylon. Not to mention these same materials are also in my bra and underwear.
After getting myself dressed and loading my kids in the car I used fuel to go to work, oil and lubricants to ensure my engine worked and drove on rubber tires. Without even looking for the hidden items, I myself used/came in contact with 15 petroleum products before 8am!
99% of the time I don’t stop to think about all of the things that go into making my life possible. I take for granted how thing are made and what my life would be like without these products. Even if I took all the electronics and ‘modern conveniences’ out of my life I would still need oil for my bike chain, materials to heat my house and some sort of lotion to keep my skin from getting chapped in the sun and cold. Petroleum production in Canada makes a lot the petroleum needed for many of the products we use everyday.
How did you use Petroleum products today?
This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of CAPP.