Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Name: Eve Stavros
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Straws, bags, to-do containers
Total items collected: 12
Total weight: 2.8 oz
New: 1 ibuprofen bottle (#2); 1 reishi mushroom pill bottle (#2)
New: 8 candy wrappers, 1 shipping tape/packaging, 1 meat package
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?
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
The ibuprofen and reishi mushroom capsules. I have persistent foot pain and need the ibuprofen to reduce swelling and help w/the pain. And having so many colds last year, I feel like keeping my immune system boosted is essential, and the plastic from the mushroom capsules is a lot less than from cold/flu medicine packaging.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Give up travel? Ha! no way
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?