- 8 Aug 08, 11:46 AM GMT
So ends the first week of "no new plastic". We haven't run out of things to eat, I have remembered my lunch each day and the kitchen bin hasn't turned into a stinking mess, yet.
However, I am aware that the transition has been eased by the fact that we did still have a fair bit of food from before 1 August. Ditto toiletries.
Things may start to get a bit tricky next week as these run out (toilet paper is a particular worry).
And let's not forget that I did fall off the plastic-free wagon several times this week:
- 1 paper cup with polystyrene outer
- 1 balloon stick
- 1 lid to paper cup of tea bought on train as the man in the buffet car would not let me go without in case I spilt it on another passenger
- 1 small bottle of apple juice for my son as I couldn't find glass and had forgotten to bring extra with me
- 4 beer widgets (the device that gives canned bitter its head on pouring). I am annoyed with myself about this, as I had carefully removed the cans from the four-pack "yoke" that held them together before purchase. It was only later that I realised that the widget in the cans was bound to be plastic - a quick attack with a tin opener confirmed my suspicions (pictured)
- 19 "eco-disposable" nappies. Major addition to the plastic pile although they contain mainly "bio-plastic" rather than the oil-based stuff. I really didn't get my nappy-washing schedule right this week
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