Wednesday, June 3, 2009

plastic for a week

I did this for the Fake Plastic fish. It covers the whole family (4 of us).


Monday - lolly wrapper (behind child 2 bed) trash
- milk bottle (they only come in plastic here unfortunately) recycle
- cheese wrapper ( only plastic here too) trash
- bread bag (I wish someone would do paper at a reasonable price!) trash
Tuesday - 2 muesli wrappers (kids lunches) trash
- 2 lemsip packets (bad cold) trash
- sardine tin cover (why???) trash
- 2 pie bags trash
- bag from salt trash
- plastic shopping bag from butcher (this will change!!) trash
Wednesday - 5 wraps off peanut slabs (boys) trash
- pastry bag (freezer and old) trash
- frozen peas bag trash
- mince bag trash
- jam top (must look into alternatives here) trash
- cake wrap (indulgence) trash
Thursday - bottle top trash
- milk bottle recycle
- organic bacon bag trash
- polystyrene tray and wrap (no excuse really) trash
Friday - tetrapak trash
- bread bag trash
- tag trash
- biscuit bag trash
- meat bag
- old shopping bag trash
Saturday - bread bag trash
- piece of tape trash
- cake container
Sunday - 4 pie bags trash
- milk bottle recycle

weight minus recycle 1.2 oz

There was some paper which I didn't count but not a huge amount. There was a cardboard box too which got missed for weighing. That got recycled too. The recycle truck caught me out :)
Looks like I need that new oven to bake goodies in. I only have a bench top one at present and it only does bread buns and cheese on toast really. I think I can cut out the meat bags at the butcher. The hens get all the scraps. This was a fairly typical week on the whole except for the trip to the bakery which seems to have delivered most of the excess plastic.

viv in nz

4 comments:

Fake Plastic Fish said...

Hi Viv. Can I please send you a log in so you can also post it at the new Fake Plastic Fish site? I'll need an email address for you. Could you email me directly at beth[at]fakeplasticfish[dot]com?

Thanks!

knutty knitter said...

Done :)

Mariella said...

hey viv. nice effort.
I'm trying to cut back on plastic consumption too. Beth Terry's a bit of an inspiration in that field ay?

Haven't been too good on the environmental efforts since I moved to the city. too much junk food temptation. lol. living next 2 McDonalds is terrible for a junkfoodoholic cooking-phobe like myself. lol

keep up the good work!

knutty knitter said...

Try working in a
dairy - I think that is a convenience store to you. All over chippies, sweets, cake soft drinks etc. Also bread, milk and cigarettes/tobacco and I think you get the idea!

My downfall is fresh, hot pies!

viv