January 15, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Mary Katherine, Week 12

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Location:Mountain View, California, United States

Name: Mary Katherine

Week: 12

Personal Info:

My name is Mary Katherine and I’m 17. I’m trying to generate less plastic waste to help the environment.

Mary Katherine’s personal blog: http://theplasticfreechef.com/

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic shopping bags
Plastic produce bags
Bottled water
Cheese
Ice cream
Bread
Crackers (I made my own this week)
Cereal

Total items collected: 5

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
none

Items: Nonrecyclable
Stevia packet
Broken hair elastic
Seal from jar
Seal from brown rice syrup jar
Bubble wrap mailer… I had to order a textbook for school on eBay.

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I can make my own yogurt so I don’t have to throw away plastic jar seals all the time.

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

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Milk rings. I don’t know why I didn’t have any this week. My mum must have thrown them away by accident.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Communicating with sellers when I buy online.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Stevia packets. I’ll use them up but I won’t buy any more.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
It was a pretty good week.

3 comments
sandy
sandy

I'm completely blown away. That picture is amazing.

Beth Terry
Beth Terry

Wow. It was a great week. Congratulations.