February 27, 2013

Plastic Challenge: asha muhiddin, Week 1

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stick with people with thesamemind set making iteasier to use less plastic

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: asha muhiddin

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Female, renting with others, not single, though not married,3 jobs with school and away from home

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)

none really I tried to stay the same most of the week

Total items collected: 9

Total weight: ~1 lbs?

Items: Recyclable
6
3 bags, 2 safeway
1 cardboard box with a plastic film around it
1 ricotta cheese container
1 pasta container

Items: Nonrecyclable
3
2 take out boxes
1 big chips bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
All of the bags with reuseable the takeout boxes with tupperware

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
the lightbulb container

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
the ricotta cheese container

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
to be more aware in general dont ask for bags if you can carry out to the car bring mugs to work to avoid the plastic lids that comes with starbucks bring tupper ware just in case

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
plastic bags

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?