Plastic Challenge: Anya, Week 1
How to get postage stamps without plastic backing?
Location: The Dalles, OR, United States
mom, work part-time, try to cook from scratch.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Total items collected: 16
yogurt tub – curbside
juice bottle – curbside
bread bag – maybe can be put in the shopping bag recyling at the grocery store.
Vanilla extract bottle
Frozen juice can
Walgreens photo envelope
various food bags
Postage stamp backing
scrapbooking photo adhesive backing
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Prunes can come from bulk bins
Pasta, cereal and beans can come from bulk bins
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?
tape – not just for scrapbooking, but for all kinds of use around the house, including mailing packages.
Also, postage stamps come on plastic-coated paper.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Find recipes that use ingredients from the bulk bins only!
Be willing to bike out to Sandoz farm to buy juice in a glass jar.
Pay more for groceries.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I want to pursue bringing my own containers to Fred Meyer so that I can use the bulk bins more effectively.
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I have a long way to go!