February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kimani Oletu, Week 1

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Use a reusable water bottle.

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: Kimani Oletu

Week: 1

Personal Info:

UC Santa Cruz freshman.

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

Plastic bags and wrappers

Total items collected: 3

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Snapple bottle: #6
Water bottle: #1
Candy wrapper: #3

Items: Nonrecyclable
Subway bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Reusable water bottle or mason jar

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

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
none

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Finding plastic alternatives

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?