June 1, 2009

Deborah from PureMothers, Week 1

Deborah from PureMothers, Week 1

I decided to take Beth’s challenge over at FakePlasticFish and tally my family’s disposable plastic trash for one week, starting friday morning 5/15 and ending at midnight 5/21. I was curious to see if having a toddler increased my plastic consumption in any significant amount. Turns out, that the items I purchase for him did not account to as much as I thought. But, I do certainly see places where I can cut back on his plastic trash, as well as my husband’s and mine. Here is my 22 month old son’s tally:

- 35 disposable diapers - 1 packaging diapers came in - 1 bottle of bubble bath - 2 tubs of Sunbutter (only option) - 4 yogurt containers - 2 packages of turkey deli slices - 3 cereal bar wrappers - 1 bag of imported grapes (only organic option when not in season) - 1 raw cheddar cheese (not available raw at cheese counter) - 1 ring from raw organic milk (bottle was glass, cap is plastic) - 1 bag of mini raisins for play group - 1 popsicle wrapper - 2 wrappers for… Read the rest