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November 15, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Louise Purnell, Week 1

 

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buying meat without plastic is one that I know we will struggle with. Any suggestions?

Location:Twickenham, United Kingdom

Name: Louise Purnell

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I live with my boyfriend and my mum (still saving for a house deposite)! Most of this plastic is form me but obviously sometimes there are packets that we shared.

Louise Purnell’s personal blog: http://www.ecotales.co.uk

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Pineapple chunks container
Blueberries container
Steak container
Fishcakes container
Ovaltine container
5 Q-tips
1 packet of chewing gum (not photographed)
Yogurt pot
Olives pot
Cereal bag
Broccoli bag
Potato bag
Piece of cling film
3 plastic spoons (not photographed)
1 plastic fork (not photographed)
I 2 pint milk bottle
2 styrofoam coffee cups
5 coffee cup lids (two not photographed)
2 plastic wine classes
1 plastic pint glass (not photographed)

Total items collected: 32

Total weight: 208 g 7.3 oz

Items: Recyclable
Pineapple chunks container
Blueberries container
Steak container
Fishcakes container
Ovaltine container
Yogurt pot
Olives pot
I 2 pint milk bottle
foam coffee cups
coffee cup lids

Items: Nonrecyclable
Broccoli bag
Potato bag
Piece of cling film
3 plastic spoons (not photographed)
1 plastic fork (not photographed)
Cereal bag
5 Q-tips
1 packet of chewing gum (not photographed)

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Coffee cups
Milk bottle
vegetable bags from the green grocer
Fruit buy whole and cut up
Cling film use other container
Cutlery
Q- tips (use wooden ones)
olives in a jar

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
none at present

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
meat and poultry

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Carry a eating out kit with me, including a coffe cup, cutlery, glass (not sure about that though?)
Get glass milk bottles from the milk man
Shop in the green grocers
Give up chewing gum

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
plastic milk bottles

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I drink too much coffee!

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1 comments
ClarevandenBos
ClarevandenBos

Meat and poultry aren't essential, so that's easy :-)