Dealing with others who think you are a nut, refusing plastic outside the home, getting over how depressing it is to see plastic everywhere. I have a hard time saying “no” to people.
Location:, Pennsylvania, United States
Name: Katie Dettra
Young pregnant wife and mother trying to lower my waste especially my plastic usage.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Grocery bags, produce bags, take out cups/straws.
Total items collected: 26
peanut butter jar
cheese wrappers, hair care bottles, milk caps, snack bags, coffee bags, shampoo bottles, envelope windows
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Food items, shampoo.
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
snacks, take out food
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
cooking from scratch.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I need to push for a loose bulk foods store to open near me.