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March 20, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Elizabeth K’s Montessori Class, Week 3

 

Elizabeth K's Montessori class's plastic waste

Name: Elizabeth K’s Montessori Class

Week: 3

Personal Info:
See the full description of Elizabeth K’s class in their Week 1 Challenge Post.

Total items: ~200

Total weight: 3.02 lbs

Items: Recyclable
bottles

Items: Nonrecyclable
Plastic bags
containers of various kinds

What items can I replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic bags

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
chapstick

Creative Ideas
My class is thinking about trying to use containers in various ways. We discussed trying to reuse the containers. We looked at the vocab words “reduce, reuse, recycle” and talked about how the first two words get kind of “passed over” and only the third one is really focused on. So we decided to look at “reuse” and try to take the containers we have and use them for something–whether it be for planting plants or taking them to the store to use for food. We will send in an update if we are able to use them for a good purpose.

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