June 28, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Anny Frechette, Week 2


Location:Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Name: Anny Frechette

Week: 2

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.

Sorry for my english… I’m a french canadian! :)

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

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Shopping bags…. again and again! :)

Total items collected: 34

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
2 individual pot of fruit salad
1 baking cups packing
1 slush glass
1 yogurt container

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 balloons packing
1 organic yellow peas bag
1 quinoa bag
1 cheese package
1 cereal package bag
1 milk ring
1 toilet paper package
4 straws
1 handful of strawberry basket
1 individual fruit snack package
1 individual chewy bar package
2 rice cakes bags
2 lids of individual pot of fruit salad
2 subway lids, straw and cup
1 subway bag (not showing)
4 miscellaneous wrappers for food
1 little plastic “table” (for a pizza box)
1 onion mesh bag
1 vegetable/fruit bag
1 shopping bag broken
1 meat polystyrene

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
vegetable/fruit bag… bring my own
bring my cup at the Subway

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
rice cakes… I eat my last ones…. ;)
chewy bars… cook them
fruit snakes package… I will not buy more

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
toilet paper package, some food package

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
buy or made more bags for the grocery
buy reusable straws
finds a butcher and bulk bins

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I’m going to buy reusable straws…. I have some plastic straws but I do not want to buy anymore.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
It will be a long road…. ;)

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