Plastic Challenge: Ellie Tideswell, Week 1
Most of waste comes from hygiene products eg cotton buds and food, without having a local green grocer etc how can i reduce these issues?
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Name: Ellie Tideswell
21 year old female biology graduate, living at home working in a pub saving money for (hopefully flightless) travel, single.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Straws, plastic bags, pre-packaged foods
Total items collected: 14
Food packaging (plastic mushroom box)
Plastic ties attatching labels to clothes
Thin cellophane wrapping
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Potentially cotton buds if i find alternative
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?