November 2, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 44

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Location:, North Carolina, United States

Name: Danielle

Week: 44

Personal Info:

Collecting our family of 5’s plastic waste for 52 weeks. See my week 1 post for more info :)

Danielle’s personal blog: http://itstartswithme-danielle.blogspot.com

Total items: 10

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 Ricotta container (#5)

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 cereal bag
2 produce ties
2 milk cap/ring (milk in glass jugs)
1 smart dog package
1 plastic (??) from clothing tag
2 dog heartworm prevention

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I found a recipe for ricotta!!!! I was buying a wedding gift and noticed a cookbook… flipped it open and voila!! a recipe for homemade ricotta!! Destiny ;) Totally going to make it!! Here’s the recipe online :)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/homemade-ricotta-recipe/index.html

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Produce, dogs’ heartworm prevention, …

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
No ricotta and no cereal.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’m stoked about finding the ricotta recipe! Now to make it :D