The last week has not been a good one for my no use one use plastic challenge. I think I am an abject failure and should hang my head in shame...But I wont, I will take more care and not be so lazy this coming week but I can't change last week at all.
Biggest fail was last Thursday. It was school holidays and I knew that we would be going out with the daughter and grandaughter at some point. I know she is a junk food buyer. I did plan on putting some food together for us all but thought that we might also just call into Coles on the way and buy some rolls and a cooked chook or something. For some reason though I didn't put anything together, we left later than planned, husband came with us, daughter needed to call in for blood tests on the way...Lots of reason but I am the one that didn't pack a picnic for us to take. By the time we got to Mandurah it was after 12, everyone was hungry, they decided that Hungry Jacks would be good. In my favour I didn't actually order anything so does that get me a few points back? I knew that there would be *stuff* left over from each of them so if I wanted to I could eat their extra. I was right too and I do like the softserve icecream from these types of places...And chips are good from anywhere....There was rubbish that needed to be binned afterwards though and some of it was plastic...
Then on the weekend son brought out a box of meat from his work. Packaged up on foam trays and plastic wrapped. I cooked up all the meat so at least that was saved from landfill. Yep, the near use-by date meat is quite often binned. Not put out cheaper for the customer but binned. Son quite often takes it home for his dogs but we get a lot of it too. But there is foam trays and plastic to get rid of. Some of this meat was sausage meat...Puff pastry was bought so more plastic and rubbish there. Next time I will make pastry, not puff but it will be better than buying and binning.
Coke bottles were re-used by us instead of going in the recycle bin so that's a kinda win...
How did you go this week? Much plastic that could have been avoided? Ideas for next week? Or are you not concerned about the one use type of products and use what you always use?
Hi I live in the Peel Region of WA. We grew all our vegetables during 2010 and will do the same this year but I also want to get fit enough to wander the countryside, climb big rocks and swim in
lakes and rivers.