Undertaking this challenge is really increasing my awareness of how/where and what type of plastics are used in packaging.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Bought cheese from the deli counter, rather than plastic wrapped from supermarket
Total items collected: 21
Butter container (5)
Not sure if the cream cheese foil wrapper contains plastic? Have included it in case it does?
Foil wrappers from coffee bags and dishwasher tablet
Plastic wrappers around magazines received in the post
Plastic windows in letters
Plastic pasta packet
Plastic bag that came with meat (forget to take a container)
Plastic lining on wine lid, and 2 x milk bottle lids
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Buy butter wrapped in ‘waxed’ paper
Cancel subscriptions to magazine that aren’t essential, and move toward email communication
Remember to take my own container when buying meat
Look for wines with natural cork stoppers
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?
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Buying butter in plastic containers
Receiving plastic wrapped magazines and envelopes with plastic windows in the post
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
There is so much to learn from websites like this one…