October 28, 2010

Davin Lengyel, Ethical Ocean, Week 2


Davin Ethical Ocean plastic waste

Name: Davin Lengyel

Week: 2

Personal Info:

Hey, I’m Davin from the Ethical Ocean team (www.ethicalocean.com). I live in a house with three other people. I work at home as well.

Total items: 16

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable

What items can I replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I noticed that I hadn’t really changed my habits regarding plastic. I would tell myself “don’t buy that bag of chips, go for a snack in a cardborad box”, but wouldn’t carry through. I could certainly have rplaced the 4 chip bags with plastic free alternatives.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I have been trying to stop drinking pop anyway, so that’s something I could give up if there were only plastic containers.

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
My snacking was really the plastic consuming behaviour I can control that contributed to my plastic collection in week 2. That is a behaviour I can change – healthier, fresher snacks.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
No chip bags.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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Raw cashews are my favorite snack item. I get them in bulk at the health-food store, using my cloth produce bag, then I store them in glass jars at home. They have lots of fat and protein, so small portions are the way to go. I sometimes use a shot glass as my serving container. If you’re used to the usual salted, roasted nuts, it takes some getting used to the lack of lots of salt and oil, but the raw cashews seem sweeter and creamier to me. Yum!