A record of my efforts to live a more sustainable life.

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge - December 19 - December 25, 2010



Recyclable Items (2)
  • 1 orange juice carton
  • 1 peanut butter jar (PETE 1)

Non-Recyclable Items (11):
  • 1 cereal bag
  • 1 video game wrapper
  • 1 orange juice seal
  • 1 piece of plastic wrap
  • 1 shredded cheese bag
  • 1 salad dressing seal
  • 1 big piece of Styrofoam
  • 4 miscellaneous pieces of plastic wrapping from Christmas presents

Total Items: 13

13 items is not great, but let's compare. In 2009, the week containing Christmas was week 2 of this plastic counting adventure. That week I threw away 37 pieces of plastic. So I must say, I feel pretty good about that 13. Sometimes I think I get too caught up in trying to beat my latest record, and forget about how far I've come.

2 comments:

Joe said...

It's too bad that more of the 13 items couldn't be recycled.

LianneLavoie said...

Joe, I totally agree. It shows how inadequate Winnipeg recycling program is. In some cities, probably all of this stuff would be recyclable.

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