June 18, 2009

Condo Blues – Show Us Your Trash! Plastic Challenge

Condo Blues – Show Us Your Trash! Plastic Challenge

My name is Lisa and I write about frugal green living on my blog Condo Blues. I don’t try to avoid plastic like my friend and fellow Green Carnival Mom Fake Plastic Fish, but I do try to limit the amount I use. I try to avoid sending plastic along with everything else that comes into The Condo to the landfill as much as possible. Recently Beth issued a challenge to collect all of my plastic waste for one week. I accepted. It’s time to put up or shut up. Here are my results.

Personal description: My husband and I live in Central Ohio.

1. List of Recyclable Items:

1 milk gallon jug, #2 plastic. My city recycles #1 — #7 plastics. 1 medicine bottle, #1 plastic. 3 plastic caps. From the milk, medicine, and a glass bottle of organic balsamic vinaigrette. The plastic caps are recycled through Aveda’s cap recycling program.

2. List of Non-recyclable Items I split this category into two sub categories: 2b Reuse, because sometimes I buy things … Read the rest