Plastic Challenge: Nan, Week 4
Any way to make a nondairy creamer (especially for baking)?
Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nan’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
plastic straw – remembered to say no straw
4 shopping bags
box of crackers (homemade were so yummy)
some window envelopes (signed up for 3 bills online this week)
Total items collected: 28
Total weight: 1 lb 11 oz
1 newspaper bag (still came in a bag this week; no way to return it for reuse so will reuse or recycle myself) #4
1 nonprescription med bottle #2
1 old popcorn popper (bought used about 10 years ago and the plastic is cracked and melted and has a toxic coating I’m sure) Bought a metal one for $2 this week at the thift store which makes great popcorn.
1 gift bag
4 zinc lozenge wrappers
1 container from gum
1 candy wrapper
1 tea envelope
1 packet of Emergen-C
1 allergy swap
2 tamper seals
5 window envelopes
1 security tag
5 tiny plastic price tag attachments from thift store shopping
1 huge shoe insole package
1 frozen veggie bag
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
veggie bag (bought Stahlbush bag before I read here that it’s really plastic- tricky)
shoe insole package (had this on at home already, but a imagine some are available)
zinc lozenges (still using up a supply)
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?
carry some mints or a toothbrush to avoid chewing gum
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
continue to work on the on-line billing and junk mail situation
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?