May 5, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Jennifer, Week 1


Wanting to know where I can buy alternative food items that don’t come in plastic.

Location:  Australia

Name: Jennifer

Week: 1

Personal Info:

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

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 juice bottle
3 biscuit trays

Items: Nonrecyclable
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
– m&m’s

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
– salmon pieces
– buiscuits

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?

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