Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Name: Eve Stavros
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
straws, plastic bags, to-go containers
Total items collected: 26
Total weight: 1.8 oz
New: 1 cream package insert (#4), 3 plastic bags from gift
Old: 2 tea light holders (#7)
New: 3 candy wrappers, 9 cookie packages, 2 tea packs, 1 wrapper, 1 cork, 2 meat packages, 1 cat treat wrapper
Old: 1 library card
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
tea lights – I only buy the ones in metal tins now
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
cat treats – don’t know about the cat’s willingness…
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?