February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Emma Levy, Week 1

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Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: Emma Levy

Week: 1

Personal Info:

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

1 gallon milk jug (shared with 5 roommates)
1/2 gallon milk jug (shared with 5 roommates)
1 plastic ring from and ice cream carton
3 yogurt containers
1 sauce packet
1 frozen pasta bag
1 plastic salsa lid sealer
1 plastic window from a pasta box

Total items collected: 10

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 gallon milk jug
1/2 gallon milk jug
3 yogurt containers

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 sauce packet
1 frozen pasta bag
1 plastic salsa lid sealer
1 plastic window from a pasta box
1 plastic ring from and ice cream carton

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The milk jugs could be replaced by glass bottles. Also the single yogurt containers could be replaced by buying bigger containers of yogurt to reduce the amount of plastic.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I could give up buying frozen food that is packaged in single use plastics.

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Not buying food packaged in singe use plastics.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
The single use yogurt containers and frozen foods plastics.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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