Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States
6th week: I don’t eat meat much anymore, but my husband does. I normally bring a glass container and ask a butcher to use it. But this week, we got a half chicken, and it was too big to fit in any of my containers. Sadly, we ended up having a wrapper and plastic bag.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic shopping bags, utensil
Total items collected: 22
No recyclable items this week
1 Meat wrapper
1 plastic bag
1 Fisherman’s Friend wrapper
1 butter wrapper
2 Medicine wrappers
1 individual eye drop
1 bottle inner seal
1 milk cap ring
1 bottle plastic ring
1 pasta box window
1 KIND bar wrapper
1 HALLS candy wrapper
1 cheese wrapper
1 plastic cup
1 take out Styrofoam
1 delivery box tape
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
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?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Plan ahead (shopping, eating out), be ready. I had to use a plastic cup and Styrofoam take out container this week. I could have had my water bottle and a container with me.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?