November 29, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Louise Purnell, Week 2


photo-2Location: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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Hi Louise,   I am a researcher on the BBC One science show Bang Goes the Theory, and in our upcoming series, we are hoping to examine the impact that plastics are having on our environment and our health. As part of this, in the show we are looking to talk to people who have taken steps to reduce their plastic consumption about their methods and motivations!    I notice from your entries that you are doing the Plastic challenge at the moment – great effort! it would be fab to talk to you – if you might be interested,… Read more »

@FleurB I’ll forward this message to Louise in case she hasn’t seen it.