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May 24, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 23

 

Danielle_NC23

Location:, North Carolina, United States

Name: Danielle

Week: 23

Personal Info:

We are collecting our plastic trash for all of 2011. Read about our family on my Week 1 post.

http://myplasticfreelife.com/showyourplastic/2010/09/danielle-week-1/

Danielle’s personal blog: http://itstartswithme-danielle.blogspot.com

Total items: 9

Total weight: .8 oz

Items: Recyclable
None

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 seal (from sour cream)
1 wrapper (from an atomic fireball)
1 produce tie (from Romaine)
3 milk jug caps (from glass milk jugs)
1 milk cap ring
2 cap/spout (from rice wine vinegar)

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Romaine. I’ve been getting it at my farmers market now that it’s in season.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I’m looking to find a rice vinegar that has less plastic. No doubt the cap will probably be plastic, but I don’t need the little spout inside.

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?
Well, I always buy local milk on Friday… but my co-op didn’t get their delivery. So, I’m going to do without. Making almond milk, instead. :)

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
One of the best things about striving to reduce plastic waste is when I am able to make some of my favorite foods without plastic…. such as Plastic-Free Taco night!! Not only was it plastic-free*, it was so much better than any taco night we’ve ever had in the past!!!!! Woot!!! (I so need to post about this)

*Everything was plastic-free, except my kids used sour cream. To make my meal plastic-free, I use homemade guacamole!!!

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