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Plastic Challenge: Denise WM, Week 1

Is there a way to get less plastic when ordering from Amazon? Location:New York, New York, United States Name: Denise WM Week: 1 Personal Info: I'm a 29 year old married woman with no kids living in NYC. I work in the mental health field. List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Plastic ...

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Plastic Challenge: Martha Seaver, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States Name: Martha Seaver Week: 1 Personal Info: F 58 Martha Seaver's personal blog: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Bagging vegetables at grocery Plastic bag at dog park Drinking cup lid Total items collected: 22 Total weight: Items: Recyclable 1 takeout container (5) 1 takeout container lid (5) I tropicana OJ bottle (1) 2 drinking cups (1) 1 drinking ...

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Plastic Challenge: Erin Kurnik, Week 1

I am unclear if certain items count as plastic (those are on the right in the photo) and if they are made from petroleum. Can anyone tell me? See below: 1. Inner candy bard wrapper that looks to be cellulose? 2. Inner candy bar wrapper that is gold on one side? 3. Wine ...

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Plastic Challenge: Sheri Puckette, Week 3

Anything you think of is great. Location:Corvallis, Oregon, United States Name: Sheri Puckette Week: 3 Personal Info: Sheri Puckette's personal blog: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) No plastic refused except just not using/buying certain things. Wasn't even offered a straw when I went out to eat- yippee! I was given plastic on my salmon ...

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Plastic Challenge: Diane W, Week 1

What do you find to be effective ways to talk to others about reducing plastic waster? Location:, Minnesota, United States Name: Diane W Week: 1 Personal Info: Teacher, single mom with one teenager. I live in what I call an urban suburb, very close to the city. I buy almost all organic and/or local ...

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Plastic Challenge: Jennifer, Week 2

Anything! Location:Lexington, South Carolina, United States Name: Jennifer Week: 2 Personal Info: Personal Description: I am a 28 year old, SAHM of an eight month old. We make under $25k, and are on WIC. Everything went great Monday through Friday. Saturday it all went to pot. For this challenge, I am only counting things ...

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Plastic Challenge: Anthony Oram, Week 1

Don't use plastic bar or food wrappers. Only use reusable water bottles. Location:Los Angeles, California, United States Name: Anthony Oram Week: 1 Personal Info: I am a boy who lives with my mom, my dad and my sister. I don't have a job yet, I'm only 11 years old. Anthony Oram's personal blog: List of plastic ...

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Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 6

Location:Perth, WA, Australia Name: Karen Week: 6 Personal Info: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Plastic bags, take away cups, plastic packaging around food and gift cards Total items collected: 12 Total weight: Items: Recyclable Take away coffee cup (biodegradable/compostable) Metal lid (milk bottle closure) Peanut butter plastic jar and lid (1) Items: Nonrecyclable Take away coffee cup lid (6) 5 ...

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Plastic Challenge: Gina, Week 1

Can you buy tofu not packaged in plastic? Also, can you recycle non-dairy beverage cartons here? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States Name: Gina Week: 1 Personal Info: I live in my own room in a shared house. I travel by foot or bike and I am vegan. Gina's personal blog: http://rediscoveringevolution.blogspot.com List of plastic items REFUSED ...

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Plastic Challenge: Alexa, Week 1

My big issue is that I eat a lot of yoghurts, most of the time it´s hard to find them by gallon or by quarter son when big sizes aren´t available I need to buy them in their small presentations. At Dominican Republic the recycle mind is still very low, now ...

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June 13, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Jennifer, Week 2

Anything! Location:Lexington, South Carolina, United States

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June 13, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Erin Kurnik, Week 1

I am unclear if certain items count as plastic (those are on the right in the photo) and if they are made from petroleum. Can anyone tell me? See below: 1. Inner candy bard wrapper that looks to be cellulose? 2. Inner candy bar wrapper that is gold on one side? 3. Wine bottle cap […]

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June 13, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 6

Location:Perth, WA, Australia

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May 5, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 5

Do the stick-free baking paper products eg. Glad Bake, contain any plastic products, or are these natural waxes? Location:Perth, Australia

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April 28, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 3

Location:Perth, Australia

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April 28, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 2

Location:Perth, Australia

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April 20, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 8

Location:BELLEVUE, Washington, United States

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April 17, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 1

Where on earth do you find toothpaste that is not sold in plastic, without resorting to homemade salt and bicard soda paste or the like? Location:Perth, WA, Australia

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April 17, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Diane W, Week 1

What do you find to be effective ways to talk to others about reducing plastic waster? Location:, Minnesota, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Denise WM, Week 1

Is there a way to get less plastic when ordering from Amazon? Location:New York, New York, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Jennifer, Week 1

I would love ideas for handling cat litter when compostable/flushable litter is way out of our price range. Location:Lexington, South Carolina, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Alexa, Week 1

My big issue is that I eat a lot of yoghurts, most of the time it´s hard to find them by gallon or by quarter son when big sizes aren´t available I need to buy them in their small presentations. At Dominican Republic the recycle mind is still very low, now a days some companies […]

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 9

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 7

Does a stick of butter wrapper contain plastic? I am just wondering since it looks like a waxed paper. Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 6

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 5

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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April 2, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 4

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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February 22, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 3

I need find no-plastic mole skin, or alternatives for hiking/mountain scrambling. (Maybe we just suck it up and toughen up our feet.) Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 2

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Robin Rush, Week 1

I am reading the book My Plastic Free Life I borrowed from Chris Reeves and I am learning a lot from the book. Location:Aptos, California, United States

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