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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: 23
Total weight: 6.6 ounces
Face wash bottle used up – now using a bar soap from the same brand (lid and pump nonrecyclable) (#1)
Take out container from Macaroni Grill (#5)
Bakery clamshell from lemon bars – impulse buy (#1)
Tofu container (film cover nonrecyclable) (#2)
Pop Tart wrapper (eaten at a friend’s)
From GoGreen Conference: coffee cup lid, fork, small container and lid, Pop Chips bag
2 Subway drink lids
Burgerville drink lid – #7 ecotainer plastic which is supposed to be compostable
2 ice cream lid seals
Torn nylon knee high
Produce twist tie
Sticker from new jeans
Frozen pizza wrapper
2 pull tabs from aseptic containers (almond milk, veggie broth)
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Bakery items, take out containers
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?
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?