Recyclable Items (4):
- 1 salad tub top (PETE 1)
- 1 margarine tub (PP 5)
- 1 orange juice carton
- 1 2L ginger ale bottle
Non-Recyclable Items (13):
- 1 gingerbread man wrapper -- my last of the season
- 1 toilet paper wrapper
- 1 Booster Juice straw -- this one kills me because I just got my Glass Dharma straw, and then I forgot to take it when I went to Booster Juice. :(
- 4 Laffy Taffy wrappers
- 1 bag from triangle buns
- 1 cracker package
- 1 dried mangoes bag with top
- 1 mint wrapper
- 1 veggie chicken wrapper
- 1 frozen vegetables bag
Stuff that I think contains plastic but am unsure (mystery materials) (non-recyclable) (3):
- 2 granola bar wrappers
- 1 chip bag
Total Items: 35
How many of these items are from “convenience” foods that could be made from scratch with less packaging but might take more time to prepare?
Granola bars, triangle buns (though I doubt I could make buns as good as those triangle buns).
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Margarine, my dried mangoes (yes, those are definitely essential).
What one item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I don't think I'll be getting those individually wrapped veggie chickens anymore. I got sick of them.