Location:Oakland, California, United States
Name: Beth Terry
I am the founder of MyPlasticfreeLife.com and have been collecting my plastic and attempting to live as plastic-free as possible since June of 2007.
See my previous years’ tallies at:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Bags, take-out food packaging, straws, cups, and all manner of plastic trash. Almost had a plastic-free week, except for a couple of problems…
Total items collected: 3
Total weight: .04 ounces
1-2) Plastic window envelopes. One was an oversight — I got a new credit card number and forgot to let an organization know about the change, so they sent me a notice through the mail. The other is from Kaiser Permanente. My health plan has changed to a deductible plan, so I will be receiving a statement through the mail every month. Kaiser does not offer online statements or online billing at this time. I have requested it. Hopefully, Kaiser will join the rest of the 21st Century.
3) Plastic wrapper from 3-D movie glasses. The glasses are returned to be reused (see my post about what happens to 3-D glasses) but the plastic wrapper is trash. I could have avoided this! See below.
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I could have avoided the 3-D movie glasses by bringing my own! The problem was that I didn’t know the movie was going to be in 3-D because it was an advance press screening of The Lorax, and I don’t think the invite mentioned it was 3-D. Anyway, read my post about how I usually bring my 3-D glasses back to the theater to reuse: /2010/01/avatar-in-3d-what-about-the-plastic-glasses/
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?