September 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Christina S., Week 6

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Location:Los Angeles, California, United States

Name: Christina S.

Week: 6

Personal Info:

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

shopping bags at Sears and Bed Bath and Beyond
Bags from farmers market

Total items collected: 14

Total weight: 1.0 oz

Items: Recyclable
none

Items: Nonrecyclable
Luna Bar wrappers (3)
Envelope windows (5- a couple of these may have been from last week- I let my junk mail pile up)
Plastic shopping bag from my CSA box
Graham crackers bag
Cap from glass milk bottle
Fork
Knife
Spout from olive oil bottle

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The bars. I was low on food this week and kept reaching into my emergency kit when desperate for a snack.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Packaged graham crackers- only 1 more pack in my stockpile and then I will make my own.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
More cooking from scratch; keep a permanent set of utensils in my purse for unplanned meals out.

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?