February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Jake Schecter, Week 1

Location:, California, United States

Name: Jake Schecter

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Male living in a 5 person house.

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

Water bottle, wrapping, cups, and straws.

Total items collected: 47

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
cups, plastic bottler, cardboard box, utensils

Items: Nonrecyclable
wrapper, broken ceramic, tinfoil coated tins, plastic bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
bags, wrappers

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
wrappers, bags

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
less greed

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Plastic has become too depended on