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Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States
Margaret’s personal blog: http://weighingthewaste.blogspot.com/
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic water cup at CPE class
Total items collected: 26
Total weight: 5.3 ounces
Thai takeout clamshell
Bubble mailer – from an etsy purchase of muslin tea bags for bulk tea
Hot dog buns bag
2 prescription bottles
Bread bag window
Window from a bakery box
Yves veggie dog packaging
Subway drink lid
2 frozen pizza wrappers
Tillamook cheddar cheese wrapper (I’m not a hundred percent sure of their sustainability and values, but it is local and hormone-free)
Pistachios package – brought back from my parents’ house
Name tag backing from a CPE class
Lid from a whipped cream container – this was in the fridge for several months
Netflix envelope seal strip
2 produce stickers
Lint roller sheet
Lid from almond milk aseptic container
Pull tabs and lids from 2 sparkling cider bottles
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?
Prescription and supplement bottles
Netflix envelope seal strips – but this in lieu of buying or renting DVDs in plastic cases
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?
Meat substitutes – veggie dogs is the only one I have on any kind of routine basis
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?