August 31, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Anny Frechette, Week 7


Location:Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Name: Anny Frechette

Week: 7

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:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
shopping bags

Total items collected: 28

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 french fries bag (4)
1 individual salad fruit (5) (last one! Yeah!)
1 yogurt container (5)
1 yogurt lid (5)
1 citron bottle (2)
1 ketchup bottle (1)

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 subway bread bag
2 cheese packaging
1 meat packaging
2 bread bag clip
1 individual salad fruit lid
3 plastic cling wrap
1 meat styrofoam packaging
1 ice cream container scellant
1 crayon packaging
1 tortellini package
3 envelopes slice of cheese
2 cereal package bags
1 handful of strawberry basket
1 masson jar packaging

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Individual salad fruit
Cling wrap

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Individual salad fruit
Cling wrap

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Ice cream
Slice of cheese (kids love grilled cheese!)

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I have to take more time for cooking….. Hope that my new kitchen will help!

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Individual salad fruit. Will make my own.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I took a break since a few weeks because of the holidays and of the renovation of my kitchen.
I try to take back the rhythm….

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