Location:, California, United States
female, married, retired
Dale’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Total items collected: 50
various shrink wraps
bags for buying produce
yogurt and cottage chesse containers
large water container
coffee to go tops
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
not very many
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
shrink wrapped items, yogurt/cottage cheese, lunch meat/cheese wraps, prescription bottles
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
reusable water bottles whenever possible
look for/shop at stores with better packaging options
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
It’s very difficult to shop today without plastics.
Is it posible that because people believe they are doing a good thing by recycling, that they don’t try to find better solutions. Many people I talked to about this exercise this week, responded that they already recycle