November 2, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 45

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Location:, North Carolina, United States

Name: Danielle

Week: 45

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: 7

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
none

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 bread bag wrapping
4 caps/rings (from milk in glass jugs)

2 styrofoam packaging (from my new blender)

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Bread: normally make or buy from bakery. I needed bread… didn’t have time to make bread or run to bakery… soooo (gasp)… I bought bread from the grocery store.

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?
Blender. I was bummed that my blender broke… BUT… I love my new blender sooooo much. Sucks it came packaged with styrofoam.

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?

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?