We discussed this and agreed on some steps we might take. No more input needed.
Location:, California, United States
Name: Jack & PennyCheney
We have been married for 26 years, no kids, own our own house and are retired so we volunteer a lot. I have recycled way before it was fashionable. This was an assignment for our Docent class at Seymour Center.
Jack & PennyCheney’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
1 (plastic form for swimsuits at Costco)
Total items collected: 47
Total weight: 2 1/2 lbs
13 plastic bags, 2gallon containers, 1 1/2 gallon container, 1 3/4 gallon container
4 large plastic containers, 5 small plastic packaging material, 2 large plastic packaging material, 1 plastic straw, 2 plastic utensils, 1 take out bowl, 1 2 cu ft potting mix bag
Our garbage company take lots of stuff. We think they will take all of our plastic if we bag up the bags so NONE
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic container for shrimp: could buy shrimp at meat counter and use dishes at home to serve this.
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?
medicine bottles, safety packaging for bottles
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?
Is 6-pack packaging gone from the stores? Haven’t seen much around. That’s very good. It was a pain to cut those things before putting them into the recycle.