No New Plastic Challenge: Week 3

No New Plastic Challenge: Week 3

Allison Verdoorn
Mar 15, 2011

Week two was harder for me than week one for one big reason: I began running out of stuff. Up until now I could pretty much survive by using things in my pantry and that I had stored away but I found I had a much harder time once I needed to start buying things new without any plastic. Tell us about your week after the jump.

I ran out of shampoo, so I made my own solution , though I have to say I'm not quite as happy with it as I was with my not so eco friendly shampoo.

We ran out of poop bags for our dog so we got creative with brown paper bags and reusing old plastic bags we could scrounge up around the house. This may prove to be a bigger problem in the coming weeks.

As the rest of our pantry and other items are getting low I'm starting to think creatively ahead of time to avoid any plastic purchases. The farmer's market around here is set to get going again for spring soon so hopefully I can hold out a bit longer for some of our food purchases. The local health food specialty store is proving to be great for things like toilet paper other things usually wrapped in plastic.

I'm finding it much easier to be conscious of my plastic consumption and overall the challenge has been doable so far.

How are you doing so far?

Related Links:
Can You Live Plastic Free?
Take the Challenge: No New Plastic

No New Plastic Challenge: Week 2
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