December 26, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Patricia Ni Dhomhnaill, Week 0


Next week I will have lots of questions.

Location:Wellington, New Zealand

Name: Patricia Ni Dhomhnaill

Week: 0

Personal Info:

Woman, 55 years old, mother of 2 adults, living in capital city of New Zealand. Came to live here in childhood, my Irish parents made a great choice. Work as a counsellor.

Our culture supports love of our earth (papatuuaanuku), Maori guide us often to respect our spirit and environment.

Always open to how to better walk my talk about how I impact this world, through how I treat it and what choices I’m making daily.

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I asked someone not to put some papers in a polypocket, they were great about it.

Total items collected: 0

Total weight: Next week

Items: Recyclable
Next week, like these questions will help me think this week about it all.

Items: Nonrecyclable
Next week

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Next week

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Next week, like these questions will help me think this week about it all.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Being more assertive about what I will buy.
Finding some new sources.
Contacting producers of goods.

Giving up some things, not if I can help it :-)

Think I’ll make an attractive card to explain my position and show it to people.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
wrapped fruit and veg

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
It could feel really great to walk my talk and spiritually satisfying.

The overall feeling that I’m trying to help this earth, and others is deep down good.
Putting it out there means I’ll have to do it eek! :-)

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