Name: Sarah Schmiechen
See my full description in my Week 1 Challenge Post.
Total items: 11 pictured, plus more
Milk container (#1)
Two coffee bags
Ribbon and sticker from a bar of soap
Envelope with window
various produce bags and twist tie
Some wrapping that I can’t remember what it was
Not pictured: plastic garbage bags, meat packaging
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I started buying coffee in paper and will also try and use a jar for
the bulk aisle.
The bar of soap was a present. I used it this week when I switched our
pump hand soap dispensers to ceramic soap dishes with bar soap. I will
buy soap with no plastic when I get it next.
We joined a meat CSA so hopefully that will have less packaging.
Still working on the produce bags.
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
None this week.
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
I haven’t yet found cheese in my area that comes without packaging,
even at the farmers market. Will keep looking.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I switched our hand soap to bar soap, and also switched to bar shampoo,but I need to also find a conditioner replacement.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I will work on the envelopes and the produce bags.
Plastic free hair care for fine hair. I tried baking soda and vinegar last year and it didn’t work well for me. The bar soap is fine. What about bar conditioners?