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

A note on some things in my plastic lists

Toilet paper wrappers:
I have convinced my mom to stop buying the toilet paper that is individually wrapped in plastic. However, we have a lot of it. So that's why it's still there. Also, the reason there's so much is because I live in a house with 3 other people, and we all use the same toilet paper roll, so I can't really separate it into "my toilet paper rolls" and the rest. In any case, hopefully they'll be gone soon!

Windows with envelopes:
I set up online banking, and now pay my Visa bills online. However, they still send me bills in the mail, and I'm not really sure how to stop that. So let me know if you know.

Diary Queen spoons:
At the end of this week, you will see a Dairy Queen spoon in my tally. And it may happen again during the summer. Just so you know, I ask for no spoon, because I bring my own from home. It's just that fast food type people aren't used to not giving away maximum garbage, so sometimes they forget by the time they actually give me my food. Ah well. So far it's been about 50/50, so they're doing alright.


Recyclable Items (8):
  • 1 orange juice carton (plastic spout and lid)
  • 1 soy milk carton (plastic spout and lid)
  • 1 7UP bottle (PETE 1) (this was my boyfriend's, but I shared, so on to the pile it goes!)
  • 1 cookie package (PETE 1, but the wrap around it is garbage)
  • 4 envelopes with windows

Non-Recyclable Items (8):
  • 1 toilet paper wrapper
  • 1 piece plastic wrap
  • 1 bread bag
  • 1 caramel apple pop wrapper
  • 2 carton seals
  • 1 pill package
  • 1 mint wrapper

Total Items: 16


Recyclable Items (4):
  • 1 orange juice carton (plastic lid and spout)
  • 1 doughnut package (PETE 1)
  • 1 envelope with window
  • 1 pizza dip container (lid PL2, bottom garbage)

Non-Recyclable Items (11):
  • 1 danish package
  • 1 cereal bag
  • 2 toilet paper wrappers
  • 1 piece of plastic wrap
  • 1 icing container from cinnamon sticks
  • 1 popcorn wrapper
  • 2 plastic-tipped toothpicks
  • 2 carton seals

Total Items: 15


Recyclable Items (4):
  • 1 Wii points package (B3)
  • 1 soy milk carton (plastic lid and spout)
  • 1 peanut butter jar (PETE 1)
  • 1 garlic pill bottle (HDPE 2)

Non-Recyclable Items (12):
  • 1 dried mangoes bag
  • 1 pasta bag
  • 2 toilet paper wrappers
  • 1 bread bag
  • 2 veggie ground round wrappers
  • 1 popcorn wrapper
  • 1 biscotti wrapper
  • 1 orange juice seal
  • 1 seal from eye drops
  • 1 eye drop dispenser (I had a bump on my eye that was really irritating!)

Total Items: 16


Recyclable Items (3):
  • 2 orange juice cartons (plastic spout and lid)
  • 1 plastic cup from the dentist (PS 6) (They just handed it to me. There was nothing I could do except take it home so it would at least be recycled.)

Non-Recyclable Items (12):
  • 3 toilet paper wrappers
  • 2 bread bags
  • 2 microwave popcorn wrappers
  • 1 orange juice seal
  • 2 nut pilaf wrappers
  • 1 Styrofoam take-out container (I know, there's no excuse for this one, but I was so hungry!)
  • 1 plastic spoon (see above) (Once I start remembering to carry cutlery this won't be a problem.)

Total Items: 15


Recyclable Items (5):
  • 1 milk jug (HDPE 2)
  • 1 orange juice carton (plastic spout and lid)
  • 1 chocolate soy milk carton (plastic spout)
  • 1 shampoo bottle (HDPE 2)
  • 1 margarine container (PP 5)

Non-Recyclable Items (17):
  • 1 cheese slice wrapper
  • 1 apple bag
  • 2 bread bags
  • 1 toilet paper wrapper
  • 2 microwave popcorn wrappers
  • 1 mint wrapper
  • 1 seal from margarine container
  • 2 CD wrappers
  • 1 orange juice seal
  • 3 bulk bags
  • 1 toothpaste tube
  • 1 pill package

Total Items: 22

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge - Week 10 - February 14 - February 20, 2010

 

Recyclable Items (1):
  • 1 cookie package (PLA 7) (also contained some plastic wrap which is non-recyclable)

Non-Recyclable Items (17):
  • 3 bread bags
  • 2 cheese slice wrappers
  • 3 toilet paper wrappers
  • 2 microwave popcorn wrappers
  • 1 highlighter
  • 2 packages from Spanish pilaf
  • 2 burrito wrappers
  • 1 orange juice seal
  • 1 pasta container

Total Items: 18

 

Recyclable Items (4):
  • 1 orange juice carton (plastic lid and spout)
  • 1 cannelloni package (PETE 1) (it also had some plastic wrap which is non-recyclable)
  • 2 envelopes with windows (1 recycled, 1 set aside for reuse)

Non-Recyclable Items (11):
  • 1 potato bag
  • 1 carrot bag
  • 1 caramel apple pop wrapper
  • 2 toilet paper wrappers
  • 1 bag from triangle buns
  • 1 dried mangoes bag
  • 1 mint wrapper
  • 1 window from cannelloni box
  • 1 bunch of price tag attachers
  • 1 focaccia bread bag (not pictured)

Total Items: 15


Recyclable Items (3):
  • 1 orange juice carton (plastic lid and spout)
  • 1 soy milk carton (plastic lid and spout)
  • 1 blueberries container (PETE 1)

Non-Recyclable Items (8):
  • 1 caramel apple pop wrapper
  • 1 take-out container (Styrofoam part isn't recyclable because my city doesn't do take-out containers for some reason, but the lid (PS 6) should be)
  • 1 tea bag package
  • 1 microwave popcorn package
  • 1 wrapper from Wonder Hangers (a neat idea, though not as awesome as the commercials make them seem...)
  • 1 bread bag
  • 1 orange juice seal
  • 1 toilet paper wrapper

Total Items: 11 (Another new record!)