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December 30, 2012

Plastic Challenge: v, Week 2

 

2012-12-28-10.28.08

Location:, California, United States

Name: v

Week: 2

Personal Info:

wild flower, world adventurer, yogi, writer, blogger, health practitioner. peace ‘N truth warrior for a transcendental, radiant, juicy, green life!

san francisco · http://joie-de-v.com

v’s personal blog: http://joie-de-v.com

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
if by refused you mean [noun]: matter thrown away or rejected as worthless; trash: heaps of refuse | refuse collection.

3 coffee cup lids
9 deli containers & 9 lids
1 small ramekin & lid
2 inner plastic lining/wrappers
1 plastic tab
1 conditioner bottle
1 supplement container & 1 scoop
1 outer wrapper for new sponge
1 outer wrapper for post-its tabs
2 plastic bags

Total items collected: 33

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
3 coffee cup lids
9 deli containers & 9 lids
1 small ramekin & lid
1 conditioner bottle
1 supplement container & 1 scoop
1 plastic bag [certified compostable] for veggies

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 plastic tab
1 outer wrapper for new sponge
1 outer wrapper for post-its tabs

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
byo thermos to the cafe instead of to go cups for tea
grate my own cheese rather than buy pre-shredded [hence, another deli container]
bring my own cloth sacks rather than grocery store conveniently placed plastic bags for veggies

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
plastic cutlery!
plastic lids for tea!

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
certain preferred brands of beauty products that i am unwilling to give up!

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
move. :)

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
plastic lids on tea!

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
i used/purchased almost 20 items less of plastic this week! amazing. it is a small conscious choice way back in the bottom left drawer of my brain. and still it worked! this time, instead of piling all the plastic i used into a big mess & taking a picture, i laid the pieces all out individually. gives a much clearer picture & is way more effective in seeing what i actually used.

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