July 24, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Anny Frechette, Week 6


Location:Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Name: Anny Frechette

Week: 6

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 bag (again and again)
fruit bag at the grocery (I bring my own)
vegetable bag at the market (I bring my own)

Total items collected: 21

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
carrot bag (4)
subway bag (2)
milk cardstock
dressing bottle and cap (5)

Items: Nonrecyclable
3 caps (milk and oil)
1 Individual bear paws cookie packaging
1 ham packaging
1 cheese packaging
1 mushroom plastic cling wrap
1 bubble sheet for shipping
1 orange packaging
1 sugar bag
1 cereal bag
2 drinks (glass, lid and straw) from restaurant

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
dressing (made my own)
cookie (made my own)
orange (bring my bag)
sugar (buy it in bulk)

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?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
restaurant… will have to bring my contenant
I found milk in glass bottle but it’s not distributed in my area…. I’m thinking about how I’ll do the change…

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’m very happy with my challenge.
I have less plastic trash.
Will try to keep my good habits now…. and try to find more ways to reduce. :)

I know that in winter it will be more difficult (no farmer market) but I have 2 or 3 months to prepare myself. ;)

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