Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Name: Christina S.
I work full-time as a public health nutritionist. Married with a 3-year-old child. We share a household with my father-in-law. I enjoy cooking, reading, running, traveling, and spending time with my family.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plate, utensils and cup at a potluck- brought my own.
Take-out containers and plastic bag after anniversary dinner- brought containers from home to the restaurant.
Plastic straw at the restaurant.
Snacks and bottled water at a work celebration (plastic-wrapped string cheese, energy bars, crackers, etc).
Total items collected: 22
Total weight: 0.40 lbs
Hair conditioner bottle
Acidophilus supplement bottle
Feta cheese container, which was the packaging used to deliver the red wiggler worms someone gave me for my worm composting bin
Graham crackers bag
Dental floss container
2 envelope windows
2 caps from glass milk bottles
2 seals from yogurt sold in ceramic jars
2 tags from new bamboo kitchen utensils
Packaging from a prescription medication tablet
Bubble wrap insert from a box of chocolates
1 sandwich bag
Lid from cardboard oatmeal canister
Saran wrap from a burrito I made and froze in bulk long before this challenge
CD wrapper- a gift
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I am willing to try going without conditioner in my hair.
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Time to try making graham crackers from scratch- they’re a family staple
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I will contact my newspaper subscription to request a bag-free delivery. I wonder if they’ll do it, and if so, will they just pull the bag off before delivery and throw it away?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?