This is the plastic rubbish created by 2 people backpacking overland. Please note we count everything but the alcohol**
We have had to up our plastic free activities in Thailand as they love plastic. Everything that can be served in plastic is but they don’t stop there. If they then double or triple wrap they will. Lucky we had our tiffin tins.
Cutlery wrapped in plastic!? The one time we went out with our chop sticks or folding cutlery and this tuned up with our meal. What to do?
Cling film off soap. This one really annoyed me. I went and bought some special, paper- wrapped, organic and very expensive soap. Unwrapped it only to find the soap itself had been swathed in clingfilm. Grrrrr.
One plastic bottle of juice – see our plastic trains post for more
Packaging for battery recharger.
One plastic razor head.
9 straws – sometimes they just don’t understand no
One bottle of mosquito repellent
I sachet of hot chocolate
1 bottle juice
One plastic bag of ice – we had our own pot but they were too quick for us
Hair dye – the cellophane wrapper off the box, 1 foil sachet of hair colour
1 plastic lid off metal tube
1 cellophane wrapper off a packet of ciggareetes – yes I know I gave up but this was a relapse.
1 Tag of new dress
1 bottle water
2 plastic wrappings off the new water bottles
2 pens – village boy has not gone electronic. Well what can you expect.
For more rubbish check out our bin
**When I say alcohol I mean the plastic lined metal caps off beer and other bottles of hooch and the occasional plastic lined can of beer (which we don’t really like but occasionally buy). We don’t count these because
• its hard to remember all of the drinks we have bought. I once tried to keep note in my notebook but it felt way too anal and garnered some strange looks.
• We buy rounds for other people which we are obviously we are not stop doing but can’t really count as our plastic.
• We keep stumbling on that first step. Still can’t admit that yes we are alcoholics.
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- Denise Richards Says Give Up Plastic Bottles in 2012 (ecorazzi.com)