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Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States
I live in an apartment with my cat. We’re in a metropolitan area outside the city, that’s not really suburbia, but not really urban.
Margaret’s personal blog: http://weighingthewaste.blogspot.com/
Total items: 41
Total weight: 9.5 ounces
All “other” recyclable, no curbside recyclable
Bag/chair head cover from the dentist
Preserve toothbrush case
2 tofu packages (minus cover films)
Small plastic film packaging from something
Film packaging from craft paper
Bag from tarp
3 bags from boxes of canning jars
Bib, mylar package, 4 nozzle-type items, x-ray bitewing, and 6 other doo-dads from getting a filling at the dentist.
2 freshness seals from under a bottle lid
Raw Revolution wrapper
Netflix envelope seal strip
Capellini paper bag lined with plastic
3 lint roller sheets
“Soup at hand” container
Frozen vegetable bag
Frozen spring rolls packaging
Plastic bag from coconut macaroons
3 produce stickers
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?
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Tofu – I don’t necessarily have it every week, and I strongly think it’s important to not make a veg diet centered around one food such as soy. But I do like it occasionally – not enough to buy a tofu maker.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
The jars are intended to reduce plastic use in the long run.
I’m using up a lot of stuff bought pre-challenge.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?