Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand
Name: Mark Purdy
I live in a small town, that serves surrounding farming areas; I own, and am renovating, my 1930â€²s cottage. I currently am the only occupant of the house; and work for a local roofing company.
My hobbies are wood working, kendo, and Roman re-enactment.
Mark Purdy’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic bags at bakery & supermarket, and when buying supplies for work. I’m trying to pick the plastic free options when shopping whenever possible.
Total items collected: 15
2 juice containers #1. one of these was from the kendo club on Saturday.
recyclable at kerbside.
Cookie time wrapper,
Bag from sliced ham,
Fruit bar wrapper (I have an army RAT pack at home that needs used up so there will be a few items from it over the next few weeks)
2 envelope windows,
A fruit sticker,
Sea off a milk bottle,
Tape off a soap 4 pack,
A head from a electric toothbrush & the pack from its replacement,
2 bread tags.
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The sliced ham bag
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Fruit stickers (I don’t get many of these anyway)
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?