September 5, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle , Week 37


Location:, North Carolina, United States

Name: Danielle

Week: 37

Personal Info:

See my week 1 post :)

Danielle ‘s personal blog:

Total items: 14

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 tortellini package
2 gardein packages
1 Sun Chips bag
1 Salami package
2 produce tag/tie
1 milk cap
3 milk cap rings
1 plastic outer seal (from Hoisin sauce)
2 contact lens packages

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I just found.. umm realized that there is a small local store that I go to from time to time that has organic deli meats. I’ll start getting my daughter’s deli meats there with my own containers.

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?
Contact lenses

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Most often the things we buy, I don’t purchase them too often. They are often what I consider “special treats”: Chips and Tortellini fall into that category.

Reducing the frequency that we purchase something is a simple step that I think everyone can start :)

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’d like to mention that we had a hurricane during the end of this week that I collected our plastic waste. When everyone was out rushing to buy bottled water and bread… I filled up my own containers with tap water and went to the local bakery to get (plastic-free) bread :)

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