Can you buy tofu not packaged in plastic? Also, can you recycle non-dairy beverage cartons here?
Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States
I live in my own room in a shared house. I travel by foot or bike and I am vegan.
Gina’s personal blog: http://rediscoveringevolution.blogspot.com
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
None because we were told to live normally.
Total items collected: 20
Compostable cup; sprouts container
Non-recyclable: Fruit and veggie stickers; personal hygiene product wrappers; plastic bag for frozen corn; plastic bag for soup mix; Nutrigrain wrappers.
Unsure: soy milk carton, lid to oatmeal carton
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Packaged soup; corn; oatmeal
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
sprouts and Nutrigrain bars
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Female hygiene wrappers; fruit and vegetable stickers
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Find a nonplastic source of non-dairy milk or start making my own; don’t buy frozen vegetables; buy oatmeal in bulk.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Sprouts in a plastic box.
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?