March 20, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Rik Boland, Week 1

Location:Lancaster, United Kingdom

Name: Rik Boland

Week: 1

Personal Info:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)

Plastic drink bottles

Total items collected: 6

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Card Board pizza box
Can of energy drink
Cooking sauce glass jar
2 tins of beans
3 plastic drink bottles

Items: Nonrecyclable
Pasta packet
Bread packet
Potato Bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Need to put a material carrier bag and carry it with me and fill up my drink bottle and just general be greater organised.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Drink bottle have to use my own
Maybe make foor from scrath, just not got time or enthusisam

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
To be greater organised

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Need to carry a separate carrier bag and maybe put carrier rack on my bike. When I need to buy toilet paper, get it fair trade/recyled. Maybe learn how to bake bread and cook.

When I run out of shower gel need to buy soap style stuff

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Also need change enery suppliers