June 19, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Anny Frechette, Week 1


Location:Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Name: Anny Frechette

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Stay at home mom. One children at home, sometimes two… with a part time husband (working far away).

I’m a fashion designer (trying to be eco friendly as much as possible) working at home.

Anny Frechette’s personal blog: http://www.annymay.com

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Shopping bags. Juice containers

Total items collected: 35

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
I didn’t make a list… first because my english is not good, and second because I hate book-keeping…. LOL!

My goal with this exercice is to start thinking of replacements….

Items: Nonrecyclable

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
juice, bread, cookie packaging

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Cookies. Will made at home.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Some vegetables will be hard to find without plastic bags.
Fortunatly, our local farmers market will start next week. But winter is long here…. ;)

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
More cooking. Find a bulk food stores (don’t know if we have these here)

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
juice containers

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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