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

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge: June 2011


Recyclable Items (8)
  • 2 soy milk cartons
  • 2 orange juice cartons
  • 1 strawberry carton (PETE 1)
  • 1 sushi container (PS 6)
  • 1 disposable cup (PS 6) (normally I would avoid this kind of thing, but a little girl was selling cups of Kool-aid... how could I refuse?!)
  • 1 package from picture hanging nails

Non-Recyclable Items (25):
  • 3 Twizzlers bags
  • 1 chocolate bar bag
  • 2 perogies bags
  • 1 spaghetti bag
  • 1 pillow wrapper
  • 4 carton seals
  • 1 pill package
  • 1 poster frame package
  • 1 CD wrapper
  • 3 DVD wrappers
  • 3 waffle bags
  • 2 turnover filling packets
  • 2 icing packets

Total Items: 33

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge: May 2011


Recyclable Items (6)
  • 2 orange juice cartons
  • 1 honey jar
  • 1 strawberry carton (PETE 1)
  • 1 microwave dinner container (PP 5)
  • 1 Chinese food container (PS 6)

Non-Recyclable Items (12):
  • 2 orange juice seals
  • 1 ice cream treat wrapper
  • 1 noodles bag
  • 1 ice cream carton seal
  • 3 waffles wrappers
  • 1 pill package
  • 1 mint wrapper
  • 1 Blush Berries bag
  • 1 risotto bag

Total Items: 18 (a new record for a month, and pretty close to a record if you average out the weeks, too!)

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge: April 2011

Here come the several months of updates on which I've fallen behind, and then an announcement on some changes that are going to happen here at An Effort in Green!


Recyclable Items (10)
  • 1 shower curtain ring package
  • 1 knife package
  • 1 package from bag clips
  • 2 pieces of Styrofoam from toaster (PS 6)
  • 3 orange juice cartons
  • 1 cookie package (PETE 1)
  • 1 soy milk carton

Non-Recyclable Items (28):
  • 1 shower curtain bag
  • 2 wrappers from shelf liners
  • 1 wrapper from kettle
  • 2 bags from popcorn maker
  • 1 bag from pepper mill
  • 1 package from paring knives
  • 1 wrapper from toaster
  • 2 bags from electric mixer
  • 4 carton seals
  • 1 Tostitos bag
  • 1 Skittles bag
  • 1 DVD wrapper
  • 1 CD wrapper
  • 1 brown sugar bag
  • 1 wrapper from router
  • 1 pasta bag
  • 1 waffles bag
  • 1 pill package
  • 1 Soda Stream sample syrup package
  • 1 icing tub
  • 1 toilet paper wrapper
  • 1 Mini Eggs bag

Total Items: 38 (still a lot of moving related stuff)