April 10, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Rik Boland, Week 3

Plastic Challenge: Rik Boland, Week 3

So found out that I do not have to use big bin linners in the bin but wrap up the refuge or put it in carrier bags. So I have been eating fresh food and cooking myself meals this week, partly because of the plastic expense and partly due to needing to get extra vitamins because of ill health.

Location:Lancaster, United Kingdom… Read the rest

June 28, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Rose, Week 8

Plastic Challenge: Rose, Week 8

For a disposable item such as a toothbrush do you think it is better to buy a plastic one or a wooden one even though I would have to get it sent from America – the plastic one was unlikely to have been made in the UK, but it is here already and it was probably shipped rather than flown so would have less carbon impact. Also the wooden one likely took more energy to make? But then the plastic one is made from oil and will not compost unlike the wooden one. It’s a tough one!

Location:York, United Kingdom… Read the rest