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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 Name: Jennifer Week: 1 Personal Info: I am a 28 year old, SAHM of a six month old. We make under $25k, and are on WIC, so that limits some of ...

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Plastic Challenge: Diane W, Week 1

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: Alexa, Week 1

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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Plastic Challenge: Dawn Kearns, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Dawn Kearns, Week 1

I know mouthwash is not necessary but I am used to using it. Does anyone have a homemade recipe? Any suggestions for making homemade yogurt? I have heard of people using their ovens and crock pots but haven't been brave enough to try it yet. Any suggestions for dental floss or a ...

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Plastic Challenge: Katie Sumner, Week 2

Plastic Challenge: Katie Sumner, Week 2

Location:Beavercreek, Ohio, United States Name: Katie Sumner Week: 2 Personal Info: I am a 28 year-old woman and I live in a small house on a half acre lot in Ohio. I work at a used bookstore, love to write, sculpt, draw and read. I’m a beekeeper, vegetarian, native-plant enthusiast and generally considered ...

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Plastic Challenge: Denise WM, Week 1

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: Anthony Oram, Week 1

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 1

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 Name: Karen Week: 1 Personal Info: I'm an enviro scientist house-sharing in the north west suburbs of Perth. For years I have used ecobags for shopping ...

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Plastic Challenge: Gina, Week 1

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: Sheri Puckette, Week 3

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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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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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Maggie McFarland, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Shannon Tempelton, Week 1

One thing I struggle with is the food that I buy that’s wrapped in plastic. I need this food to make meals, and I’m not sure how to substitute these items out to reduce plastic. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Luis Hernandez, Week 1

Lifestyle suggestions I suppose Location:San Francisco, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Helen Wight, Week 1

Reducing plastic bag use… using paper in grocery stores/farmers markets for produce etc Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Savannah Rudroff, Week 1

Can I buy hummus not in plastic containers, or should I just start making it myself? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Adam Chorazyczewski, Week 1

Location:alameda, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Marena Chambers, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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