July 18, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Anny Frechette, Week 5


Location:Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Name: Anny Frechette

Week: 5

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!)
Bread and pastry bag.

Total items collected: 27

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 Sunday pot (6)
1 individual salad fruit (5)
1 conditioner bottle (1)
1 yogurt container (5)
1 yogurt lid (5)
1 salmon packaging (7)

Items: Nonrecyclable
3 bread bag clip
1 bottle scellant
1 individual salad fruit lid
2 bear paws packaging
1 swedish berry packaging
1 kleenex box top
1 macaroni window
1 cheese packaging
2 ham packaging
1 printer ink cartridge packaging
1 V8 packaging (my last one)
2 almond packaging
1 milk bag
2 miscellaneous wrappers for food
1 rice bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I found a bulk bins store!!!!
Will be able to replace many items now!

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

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
kleenex (I’m not ready to use reusable and lavable)
macaroni without the window

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I’m making an inventory of what I’m able to buy without plastic packaging…. and I’ll try to cook with that….

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Already bought almond and rice in bulk bins.

Individual salad fruit lid and bear paws packaging are still in my trash but my inventory is low now…. I didn’t buy more till the beginning of my challenge.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’m so happy to have a bulk bins in Quebec city! Only one store is covering the area. It’s far from home (1 hour drive) but I’ll stock more quantities in my house.

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