Dealing with others who think you are a nut, refusing plastic outside the home, getting over how depressing it is to see plastic everywhere. I have a hard time saying “no” to people.
Location:, Pennsylvania, United States
Name: Katie Dettra
Young pregnant wife and mother trying to lower my waste especially my plastic usage.
Katie Dettra’s personal blog: http://www.lowwasteliving.blogspot.com
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Grocery bags, produce bags, take out cups/straws.
Total items collected: 26
peanut butter jar
cheese wrappers, hair care bottles, milk caps, snack bags, coffee bags, shampoo bottles, envelope windows
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Food items, shampoo.
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
snacks, take out food
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
cooking from scratch.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I need to push for a loose bulk foods store to open near me.