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I need find no-plastic mole skin, or alternatives for hiking/mountain scrambling. (Maybe we just suck it up and toughen up our feet.)
Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States
I am getting figured out how to count our plastic items better. I got so much plastic from online shopping. I found out later I could have got one of them in a local store. I will check out local stores first next time. We started bringing own container for meat and ham counters to avoid any waxed paper wrappers. I signed up a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) since my work place is one of their delivery spots.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Shopping bags, wrappers
Total items collected: 42
- Bunch of packing air bags (UPS store takes them to reuse them.)
- 1 yogurt container #5 (lid, inner seals, also plastic)
- 1 soup box (small inner seal, also plastic)
- 1 orange juice box w/cap
- 1 Liquid soap #2 w/cap
- 1 oil bottle #2
- 1 vitamin bottle #2 w/cap
- 14 food wrappers and bags (bars, pasta, salad, nuts, crackers, cheese, butter…etc)
- 1 Tooth paste tube w/cap
- 1 Plastic utensil (I kept them to scoop spices.)
- 5 plastic bags from online shopping
- 3 plastic tapes from delivery boxes
- Mole skin used during scrambling/hiking
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Tooth paste and chocolate
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Orange juice and soup in a box
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Mole skin for our feet
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Research, and shop at a store to avoid plastic delivery materials if I can find what I am looking for.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
As far as I am concerned, the benefits of plastic industry in our lives are propotrionally greater then the disadvantages from a simple and important aspect, recycling.
On the other hand, the toxic effects that are causing to our health must be treated with a lot of consideration. Hopefully, scientist will find a way to diminish this aspect.
Especially, because,this days, we all use plastic for many things.I, for one, mostly in house hold use (storage,etc), but also for preservative of spices, for example.
I think I should take this challenge too, in order to control plastic's influence in my life.
In conclusion, there are many arguments, pro and cons/against.
Recently, I read a very interesting report/statistics on this, on http://www.allinpackaging.co.uk
that changed a bit my optics regarding this matter.