July 1, 2009

Vanessa Week 5

Vanessa Week 5
June 8th to June 14th

6 cup lids 6 straws 3 plastic fast food cups 3 2-litre soda bottles recyclable 2 20 oz soda bottles recyclable 7-11 grocery bag reused for kitty litter or taken to grocery store and put in the bag recycling bin plastic freezer bag   The freezer bag is from frozen mice, food for my snakes, so it is regular thing that I don’t have an alternative to. Everything else was completely avoidable. I had a craving for cream soda and my husband replaced the soda’s from last week. I also had a craving for a shake and that is what one of the plastic fast food cups is from. When we do eat fast food I have been trying to get the smaller sizes that come in the waxed paper cups, they have to be a bit better than #6 plastic cups right, that’s what I tell myself. I was going to try turning the larger soda bottles into upside down planters but all I have are peppers and apparently peppers don’t like the upside down as much as tomatoes so I think… Read the rest
June 25, 2009

Vanessa Week 4

Vanessa Week 4

June 1st thru June 7th

-3 produce/bulk bags will be reused for kitty litter -cracker bag old saltines that had a hole in it and were disgustingly stale -carrot bag I don’t really think there is much of alternative to this, I could probably get carrots at a local farmers market but I have not been too impressed with the prices and from what I remember a lot of the stuff is pre-bagged there too -chip bag -bread bag I love this bread and there is little to no chance that I will give it up. It is from a local company and so very delicious. I am interested in getting a bread maker and trying my hand at making my own but it won’t replace this if I do. These are sourdough heat and serve pull aparts, so delicious. -ice bag -2 cereal bags -2 envelopes with plastic windows -sour cream container I LOVE sour cream and I wish I could find a smaller container because I almost always waste some. My husband and sour cream do not agree so it is only me using this. -2 fast food dipping… Read the rest
June 22, 2009

Vanessa Week 3 Plastic consumption

Vanessa Week 3 Plastic consumption

I’ve been a bit oh um I guess the only word is lazy, I have been collecting my plastic in week piles but have not done anything with them, so in the next few days I will hopefully get off my lazy bum and post the other 3 weeks of plastic tallies I have. So here is my 3rd week tally: May 25th to 31st -solo cup that I had been using to hold some all purpose ecover cleanser -little plastic bag from a cleaning pad, don’t plan on buying these ever again, they are pretty useless -plastic container from new toothbrush, my husbands and a toothbrush he got from the dentist -six pack ring, hubby brought 3 cans home from work, he worked late and the got dinner for him, he brought me some pizza and sodas -ziploc bag from something finished in the cupboards -2 grocery bags from takeout -2 produce bags will be reused for kitty litter -2 ice cream plastic seals, mmmmmm haagen daz and probably another one by the end of the night, have some dark chocolate waiting in the freezer… Read the rest
June 2, 2009

Vanessa in Vista Week 2

Vanessa in Vista Week 2

1) Week #2: May 18th to 24th

 

2) Name: Vanessa Farmer

 

3) List of Recyclable Items tofu container (#2 plastic that is being recycled) 4) List of Non-recyclable Items -2 styrofoam meat trays with plastic film (only one is in the picture because it was thrown out at the beginning of the week) -sugar bag -herb box -styrofoam box from leftovers -2 lids and 2 straws from fast food cups -cheese wrapper -1 envelope with a plastic window -plastic cover from set of hooks -fig bar tray and wrapper (those things are so addicting) -cap from box of chicken broth -1 plastic grocery bag from buying insoles (not in picture but I did put the meat tray in a plastic bag left over from some previous shopping trip so let’s pretend it’s that bag) -package for shoe insoles (been getting really sore feet from working on them all day) -bubble wrap lined mailer (mailer for cat meds) -plastic foam padding from mailing for my cat(not pictured, forgot… Read the rest
June 2, 2009

Vanessa in Vista Week 1

Vanessa in Vista Week 1

Show Us Your Plastic Trash Results Questionnaire

1) Week #1: May 11th to 17th

2) Name: Vanessa Farmer

 

3) List of Recyclable Items 

None :( only #1 and #2 are curbside recyclable in my area. 

 

4) List of Non-recyclable Items package from ramen noodles and sauce packet tahini tub #5 plastic 1 fed ex bubble envelope from shipment of new moto renew phone(phone itself is made from recycled plastic) 1 plastic baggie from charger for phone with a bit of tape 2 small grocery bags from taco bell 1 plastic plate and lid 1 paper food envelope with plastic window 1 salsa cup with lid #5 4 plastic lids and 4 plastic straws 1 plastic film wrapper to new twist brand sponges 1 plastic wrapper from top of wine bottle 1 ice bag 1 asparagus tag 1 plastic twist cap from soy milk 1 inner plastic seal from soy milk (often times save these and use them as cat toys, they love them) 6 hot sauce or bbq sauce packets 1 gallon zip lock bag that appeared out of cupboards,… Read the rest