September 29, 2010

Kiyomi, Week 2

Kiyomi's plastic waste

Name: Kiyomi Smothermon

Week: 2

Personal Info:

See our Week 1 tally for personal info about us.

Total items: 24

Total weight: 11 oz

Items: Recyclable
Root Beer bottle (#1)
Gatorade bottle (#1)

My husband drank both of these. He is trying to cut down, but still grabs one sometimes.

Items: Nonrecyclable
Tennis related:
old racket strings cut up – 3 rackets’ worth
old overgrips – from 2 rackets
new overgrip packages for 2 rackets

Food packaging:
1 Yakisoba noodle bag
1 Yakisoba noodle inner bag
2 individual size Bonito flake bags
1 Kettle chip bag
1 candy wrap I couldn’t resist at doctor’s office
1 lable off of a sauce jar (jar itself is glass and I am saving it for another use)
4 miscellaneous bags
1 deformed and no longer usable lid to a glass food saver

1 Hotel amenity shampoo bottle
1 broken closet rod holder
1 envelop seal cover

What items can I replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I will not buy Bonito flakes in individual size any more. I will get a big bag (still plastic less)

I will start bringing my own shampoo, etc. and will not touch amenities in a hotel. I still have dozen or so fro previous travels so I will still have to go through them.

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

Same as week 1 on tennis stringing. My husband does it for friends and family, so we end up with some plastic waste from it. Perhaps I should start excluding them from my tally.

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