April 6, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 13

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Location:Oakland, California, United States

Name: Beth Terry

Week: 13

Personal Info:

I am the founder of MyPlasticfreeLife.com and have been collecting my plastic and attempting to live as plastic-free as possible since June of 2007.

See my previous years’ tallies at:
http://myplasticfreelife.com/category/beths-weeklymonthly-plastic-tallies/

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

1) Plastic grocery/shopping bags — bring my own reusable bags wherever I go

2) Produce stickers — chose produce without stickers

3) Plastic wine cork — used CorkWatch.org on my mobile phone to find out which wines at Safeway had natural cork stoppers.

4) Bottled water — carried water in my travel mug and filled up at home and at water fountains.

5) Plastic straw — Had dinner with Michelle Hill from Bag It, and made sure to order our drinks with no straw!

6) Plastic condiment cup — asked a waiter whether a dipping sauce would come in a plastic cup or a ceramic one. He said, “It can come in whatever you want.” So I asked him to bring it to me in a little bowl, and he did.

Total items collected: 2

Total weight: under .1 ounces (for calc purposes let’s just say .04 ounces.)

Items: Recyclable
None

Items: Nonrecyclable
2 plastic envelope windows. Read about what envelope windows are made from here:

http://myplasticfreelife.com/2009/04/year-2-week-42-results-05-oz-of-plastic/

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
None. These particular envelopes were unavoidable.