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Name: Laura A.
Location: Maine, United States
Total items: 23
Total weight: 9 oz.
pill bottle, #2
lotion bottle, #2
rid-x bottle, #2
soy milk box
egg noodle bag
plastic-lined soup packet
cap to glass milk bottle
fish vacuum pack
baking soda top and label
label from jar
wrap for onions
2 trash bags
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I hit my limit! That Rid-x bottle has been replaced with another plastic Rid-X bottle. It comes in a cardboard box but we would have to buy 3 boxes in non-recyclable cardboard for every 1 bottle and pay a full 2x as much. The real question is whether or not we actually need it. Since its function is to keep the septic system working properly the consequences of not using it if we really do need it could be severe. Maybe I’ll do some research.
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?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?