July 4, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Anny Frechette, Week 3


I found juice in cans. Since we have a deposit program on aluminium cans, is this a good alternative?

Location:Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Name: Anny Frechette

Week: 3

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

Total items collected: 26

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 tortillas bag
1 cookies packaging
1 yop bottle
1 Peanut butter bottle + lid

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 ice cream seal
1 printer cartridge packaging
1 sub bread bag
1 cookies bag
1 ring tape
1 dressing bottle seal
1 ice cream cone bag
1 individual cookies bag
1 broken glass water bottle lid
3 envelopes slice of cheese
1 juice + 1 straw
1 yop bottle lid
1 swiss cheese packaging
1 cake packaging
1 bag (?)
1 kleenex box top
1 vaccum bags packaging
1 kleenex packaging
1 bread bag clip

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Individual juice.
Dressing bottle.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
tortillas, cookie, cake

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
vaccum bags
peanut butter: my husband is addicted to skippy…. ;)
ice cream

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I bought a stainless steel bottle for the lunch of my little boy. I have to find juice with no plastic packaging or made them.

I ask the butcher of the grocery to wrap sliced ham in paper…. but they have only plastic packaging! I’m not ready to bring my own containers…. I’ll have to find another butcher….

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Dressing bottle: will cook myself this week.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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4 years ago

My vacuum canister does not use bags, simply a filter that I rinse off when I empty the canister. The filter has lasted 3 plus years this way. Of course this is plastic yes, but less single use plastic.