June 13, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 6


Location:Perth, WA, Australia

Name: Karen

Week: 6

Personal Info:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic bags, take away cups, plastic packaging around food and gift cards

Total items collected: 12

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Take away coffee cup (biodegradable/compostable)
Metal lid (milk bottle closure)
Peanut butter plastic jar and lid (1)

Items: Nonrecyclable
Take away coffee cup lid (6)
5 x plastic film windows from envelopes
Last of sticky tape roll
Plastic sticker on fruit
Wrapper from dishwasher detergent tablet
7-10 x Bandaids and wrappers

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Buy all spreads (jam, peanut butter etc) in glass

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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