Wanting to know where I can buy alternative food items that don’t come in plastic.
Hi my name is Jennifer. I am a university student living in shared accommodation, but I support myself; do my own cooking, groceries, etc. I have always been passionate about environmental conservation, and am very interested in this project. I am also in the early stages of developing my own theatre company which tours to primary schools, and other community groups shows which promotes and teaches environmental conservation; in specific to waste reduction. So I think being part of this challenge will be a beneficial learning experience for this.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
– Not using plastic shopping bags
– bought items in jars and cans instead of containers
– found hashbrowns which came in boxes not platic wrapping
-bought pasta in boxes
Total items collected: 11
1 juice bottle
3 biscuit trays
3 biscuit packets
1 plastic wrapping from a piece of salmon
2 plastic wrappings from a cake mix box
1 m&m bag
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
– make my own cake and by flour in paper wrapping rather than plastic
– make my own juice
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
– cake mix
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
– salmon pieces
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
-eating more raw
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
– sweet packaging
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?