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

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge - December 26 - December 31, 2010

Happy belated New Year! (Actually it's only one day belated if you live in Russia, Ukraine, or a few other countries, and I'm actually early if you're Chinese! So yay!) It has been a crazy year for me so far. I just finished university, so I'm job searching, and getting used to a somewhat jarring (though definitely welcome) change of schedule. I'm adjusting, though, and I should have some new posts coming out in no time. So,without further ado, here's my tally for the last week of 2010:

Recyclable Items (1)
  • 1 soy milk carton
  • 1 cheesecake cover
  • 1 advent calendar (plastic on the inside)

Non-Recyclable Items (5):
  • 1 poster frame wrapper
  • 1 sponge toffee bag
  • 1 bread bag
  • 1 Swedish Berries bag
  • 1 soy milk seal

Total Items: 8

You may have noticed that this week is actually only 6 days. That's because I've decided to change how I do these tallies. As of the beginning of 2011, I'm going to go by month. The main reason for this is because I want to improve this blog, and I think that decreasing the number of posts that are just lists of plastic items is a step in the right direction. I'm hoping that this will allow me to focus more of my time and energy on other types of posts. Also, this means I'll have a month's worth of plastic piling up, instead of just a week's worth, which should give me some extra incentive to decrease it!


Megan said...

That's probably a good thing to try. Though I've found that I've integrated seeing your plastic consumption on a weekly basis into how I view our friendship.

Things I've learned about you from these weekly exercises: you drink approximately the same amount of soymilk as I do; you buy non-gelatinous candies; your mom buys you advent calendars with disney princesses on them rather than the scary German santa ones that my mom buys me.

LianneLavoie said...

Megan: It makes me very happy that you get that much out of my plastic tallies. I hope the monthly ones will still give you insight on our friendship. Haha.

I actually bought that advent calendar myself. I went to Extra Foods to buy them for me and Jonny, and I was a little late in doing so. I got the last two. We both got Disney princess.

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