What’s the best way to not get stickers and twisty ties when buying produce? I guess buying from the farmer’s market? I have some many twisty ties from kale and carrots purchases.
Is there a way to buy tofu without the plastic?
Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Name: Hanh Pham
This is my second go around with the Plastic Free Challenge. Last time, I made it to week 3. I hope I’ll be able to keep tabs on my plastic use for longer this time.
I am super passionate about reducing my waste. I bring reusable containers wherever I dine out so I don’t get non-recyclable plastic… or styrofoam. I bring stainless steel utensils and a water bottle with me too.
I am intrigued about how close I can get to zero waste. Hence, some of my pictures have other recyclables in there. Oops!
I live in a 3-flat with my husband, and we don’t have any pets.
Hanh Pham’s personal blog: http://prettydirtyperformances.blogspot.com/
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I refused getting another container of tofu in order not to have the plastic tub.
Total items collected: 11
Salad mix container
Top of tofu container
Aluminum mix with paper form veggie bouillon cubes
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Not buy blueberries or buy salad mix in a bag? Not sure what’s more easily recycled – a plastic tub for the salad mix or a plastic bag for the salad mix…
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?
Pre-washed salad mix
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Washing salad mix… instead of buying them pre-washed
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Tofu – will get lentils and beans instead for protein
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?