Not pictured are the items I have put in the recycling bin:
- 3L milk bottle (used for making cheese and yogurt)
- 2 broken plastic coat hangers
- The plastic wrap of a 12 pack of Earthcare toilet paper
- 1 plastic fork the BF accidentally got at the night market
- 1 plastic container the BF also got at the night market, which we are reusing.
All paper and fruit/vege scraps have been recycled or composted.
Obviously the contact lenses are major contributor to our waste, unfortunately due to the nature of my partner's job he can't wear glasses everyday (he has to wear safety googles). He may be able to switch to weekly contacts but then he will need contact lens solution- so it's hard to say which has a bigger rubbish footprint.
There are still a few things I am yet to find plastic free and are am not having until I have found an alternative- (hard) cheese, pasta and corn chips. Unfortunately for me my favourite meal is nachos, so I am holding out for the plastic free version of this- when I succeed it will be extra yummy and rewarding :)
I have definitely noticed a decrease in rubbish, mainly from food packaging, the cat food bag and chocolate wrappers. I am still eating chocolate, just being a bit more conscious of the packaging it comes in- I stick to paper and/or foil, usually Whittakers or Lindt- no Cadbury for me. Yesterday I turned down individually packaged chocolate which were offered to the myself and my colleagues (such willpower- I am a chocolate fiend!).
Let's hope the next two weeks of PFJ go smoothly and I can finally have some grated cheese on my dinner!