Any suggestions about how to find out what items are recyclable in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico?
Location: Tulum, Mexico
Name: Susan Fry
My husband and I took an early retirement, sold most of our stuff, and moved to Mexico two years ago. We live off-grid in a solar powered home.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic shopping bags. Water in single-serve bottles.
Total items collected: 70
(2) 3L bottles mineral water –symbol, but no #
(1) peanut butter jar— #1
(1) towelette container— #2
(1) 1qt yogurt container— #5
(2) plastic cups—#7
(1) 12 oz plastic bottle (used for honey)
(3) 1L juice boxes—recycle symbol, but no #
(1) 1L milk box
(1) 1/2L cream box
(1) 1/2L coffee mate
(1) expired credit card
(8) produce bags
(4) ziplock bags
(30+) plastic food wrappers/packaging
(1) plastic cap for 5-gallon water bottle
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?
to go boxes
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
(all dairy products seem to come in boxes where we live)
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Making more foods from scratch
Making our own carbonated water machine
Buying in bulk from bins when possible
Looking for food products in glass containers
Using glass for food storage
Making own personal care products
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Plastic drinking straws
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Not much of our plastic trash is recyclable!