April 16, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Rik Boland, Week 4

So I have run out of shampoo/shower gel so I am using some shampoo soap, but wow twas expensive!

Location:Lancaster, United Kingdom

Name: Rik Boland

Week: 4

Personal Info:

Rik Boland’s personal blog:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
As usual I’v been shopping at the market and getting my fruit and veg and I have taken my own carrier bags and re used them. The sad thing is I got a punnet of strawberries and one of grapes and they came in plastic containers and for some STUPID reason they are pre bagging the carrots but I needed the carrots

Total items collected: 3

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
So I have stopped drinking Coca-Cola (See killer coke website for more information) so I started to drink Ubuntu cola it cheaper and is certified fair trade. So I have put three empty bottles in recycle box.

I have come to end of some cleaning chemicals so have put them in recycling. Was going to try and reuse them but tbh I was lazy.

Items: Nonrecyclable
I watched a documentary on TV and it said tin cans had plastic in (this I never knew) so I hope that the plastic in them gets recycled.

The sleeve of the magazine I buy was giving away free socks, so that came in a plastic cover.

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

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?
Cleaning chemicals ie washing up liquid bottles and anti bacterial spray. I gonna try re use them.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
So I have noted that alot of my gadget and even my kayake is made up of plastic. I cant replace them because they still work and I up cycle some my gadget ie laptop I wait till they come up on free-cycle type website then replace the OS with Linux

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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