November 29, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Louise Purnell, Week 2


Location:Twickenham, United Kingdom

Name: Louise Purnell

Week: 2

Personal Info:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)

milk bottles
coffee cups

Total items collected: 20

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
plastic bottle
2 veg trays
1 chicken tray
1 large yogurt pot
3 small yogurt pots

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 cat food bag
1 cereal bag
1 sprout bag 1 potato bag
1 herb bag
1 spices bag
1 parsnip bag
1 brocoli wrapper
1 stock packet
1 chicken wrapper
1 wrapper for a set of 3 cans
1 bread bag
1 chilli jam pot

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
the vegetables could be brought from the green grocer

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?
meat wrappers
yogurt pots

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
go to the green grocers

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
the veg wrappers

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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