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Location:, North Carolina, United States
Family of 5.
Collecting my plastic waste for 52 weeks. See week 1 post for more info :)
Danielle’s personal blog: http://itstartswithme-danielle.blogspot.com
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I made potato chips!
Total items collected: 19
1 bag (arborio rice)
1 gardein package
1 plastic wrap (parmesan)
1 wrap (sausage)
7 caps/rings (milk in glass jugs)
3 cap/seal/spout (peanut oil)
2 produce ties
3 seals (ice cream)
1 battery package
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Batteries: We use rechargeable batteries. This is from an old pack.
Parmesan: Plan ahead and always get it from my co-op wrapped in paper.
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Peanut oil: If I make chips again, I will just use canola oil that I can get in bulk.
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Arborio rice: I hadn’t made risotto in over a year because I couldn’t find it without plastic :( An intense craving for risotto hit me and I made the decision to buy it. I LOVE risotto immensely. I plan on asking my co-op to carry it.
Sausage: My daughter eats sausage and I buy it for her from time to time. I don’t know a way around the plastic.
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?