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


Anonymous 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?


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!