August 22, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 9


Location:, Belgium

Name: Ellen and Pedro

Week: 9

Personal Info:

We are a two person, two cat household. We both work away from home and take a packed lunch every day. We are very strict vegetarians and try to eat vegan at home.

Ellen and Pedro’s personal blog:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
we didn’t shop this week, it was leftover week.

Total items collected: 27

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
4 tetrapack

Items: Nonrecyclable
5 wrappers of vegan stuff
3 trays of breadfilling
2 vegan yogurt big
8 vegan yogurt small (only 2 on pic)
1 bag chips
1 tray veggie burger
1 tray vegetables
1 tube face cream
4 containers of lamps
1 medicine
bag 10g misc wraps

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?

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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