So much of what I buy at the grocery store is packaged in plastic.
Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States
Name: Carol Sandford
I am a middle aged, married female. I work two days, out of the home.
Carol Sandford’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic shopping bags at retail stores.
Total items collected: 26
iced tea jug 5
cheese packaging 5
salad container 1
hummus container 1
yogurt container 5
lotion bottle 1
water bottle 5
shipping mailers x 3
charge card advertisers x 2
candy wrappers x 5
cereal liner bag x 2
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The produce bag.
The shipping mailers however these were received from others.
Charge card advertisers sent to me.
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
All three in the last box.
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Do more shopping at a bulk food store and take my own containers to fill.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I will give up all plastic water bottles.
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?