See full description in Laura’s Week 1 Plastic Challenge post.
Total items: 33
Total weight: 8.5 oz
pill bottle, #2
supplement bottle, #2
soy milk box
8 plastic-lined Alka-Seltzer packages
2 plastic-lined saline solution packages
2 bags from King Cake
egg noodle bag
wrapper from tea box
pour spout from soy sauce
ring from milk bottle
plastic label from glass salsa jar
spice bottle lid
plastic-lined bag from soup mix
wrap from candy
ripped produce bag
one 8 gallon trash bag
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
saline solution pkgs- it’s just baking soda and salt
rice can be purchased in bulk
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
theoretically those Oreos but once they’re in the house they just seem to get eaten!
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
the plastic tops to spices- even the glass jars have plastic tops. I’m going to check out the bulk spices next time we go to the co-op.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I seem to be addicted to sugar.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
rice in a bag- has been replaced with bulk
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?