August 28, 2012

Plastic Challenge: jennifer patrick, Week 12

WEEK-12

Location:boise, Idaho, United States

Name: jennifer patrick

Week: 12

Personal Info:

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

the usual bags, straws, etc..

Total items collected: 8

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
white wine vinegar bottle
sun dish washing liquid

Items: Nonrecyclable
soap wrapper
toilet paper wrapper
old tube of bathroom grout
excess plastic from bag for food sealer
soymilk container
pita pocket wrapper

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
white wine vinegar in a glass bottle (what was I thinking?!!)
soap and toilet paper wrapped in paper

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?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I need to stop running to the dollar store (down the street) when I run out of toilet paper…

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?