Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Name: Eve Stavros
I recently retired early and moved from Florida to Virginia, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. I’m fortunate to live in the basement apartment of my best friend’s beautiful log home, where I have time to garden, read, cook, play with my cat, Armani, and SLEEP! Living on a budget, but enjoying some travel — and most of all the time to enjoy the slow life.
Eve Stavros’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
water bottles, plastic cutlery, straws
Total items collected: 10
Total weight: 1.2 oz
milk bottle cap #4 (1)
milk bottle ring (1), envelope window (2), cd (1), blossom tea packages (2), wine bottle seal (1), candy wrapper (1), marking pen (1)
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The candy wrapper (sigh)…
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?
Stuck with a lot of old CDs — need to find a school or someone who can use them for an art project!.
Going on vacation to Italy for three weeks next week !!! This will be a challenge, but I am determined not to acquire ANY new plastic this trip!!!