67 Things You Can Learn From This List

We asked you to send us a list of all the single use plastic found on Bonaire and this is what we found.  Over 100 people showed interest in A Plastic Free Bonaire and our first contest.

To all those people we want to say thank you. Our winner of a lunch for 2 at Between 2 Buns is Laura from Deviate Design for submitting the longest list.

What can we learn from Laura’s list that we didn’t already know?

Maybe it’s a detailed reminder that single use plastic has no limits, no restrictions and no bounds. It’s so prevalent in Bonaire and our society that we often don’t even know we’re using it.

This is only part of what we can learn from Laura’s list. She didn’t find 5 or 35 different single use plastics but 67.  And the list will grow. We invite you to add to it in the comment section below or email us if you find something missing.  In January we’ll be having another contest and we need your help!

Thank you Laura!

Bonaire’s List of Single Use Plastics

  • Tomato Containers
  • Dragonfruits are often in double (!!) plastic: Plastic tray & clingfilm
  • Yoghurt Containers
  • Pop Drinks (Coke, Fanta, Lemonade, ETC)
  • Fruit Juice Bottles
  • Peanut Butter Jars
  • Chocolate Spread
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Plastic Cups (Throw away)
  • Plastic Plates (Throw Away)
  • Pineapple – Plastic Containers
  • Mixed Fruit – Plastic Containers
  • Carrots – Plastic bags
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Leave In Hair Spray
  • Toothpaste
  • Handsoap
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Bleach
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Olive Oil
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Salad Dressing
  • Lollypops (the stick)
  • Icecream
  • Spices (e.g paprika)
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Bin Bags
  • Sandwich Bags

Many Take Away Restaurants: 

  • Foam Takeaway boxes
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Plastic Bags
  • Foam/Plastic Drinking Cups


  • Lipstick
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow
  • Lipgloss
  • Handcream
  • Moisturiser
  • Face Cream
  • Shaver (e.g Venus)
  • Shaver re-fill blades (coated in plastic)
  • Lens Fluid
  • Nails Polish Remover
  • Lipbalm

Automotive and Hardware Stores

  • Motor Oil
  • Coolant
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Anti Freeze
  • Transmission Fluids
  • Gear Oils
  • Grease
  • Hydraulic Fluid
  • Car Cleanser
  • Exhaust Fluid

Stationery Shop

  • Whiteboard cleaner
  • Whiteboard Pens
  • Normal Pens (BIC etc)
  • Sharpies
  • Highlighters