Archive for June, 2011

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June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 28

Location:, North Carolina, United States

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June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Kristin, Week 17

Things (uncompostable things) are going mouldy in my garbage can before it’s full. I already am only using a small bathroom garbage can in the kitchen with grocery store shopping bags in it- I can’t go much smaller! Any thoughts? Location:Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

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June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Fonda LaShay, Week 8

Location:Stavanger, Norway

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week 20
June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 20

1. I’d love to hear tips for plastic-free traveling. I will be going to PR for field work. I’m not sure rustic my accommodations will be, but I think I’ll be able to do my own cooking. My friends in PR have a hard time reducing plastics. Even produce is heavily packaged! Location:Berkeley, California, United […]

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week 19
June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 19

Is it awkward to tell your dentist that you don’t want their toothbrush? Location:Berkeley, California, United States

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week 18
June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 18

Plastic-free chapstick with SPF? Location:Berkeley, California, United States

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June 22, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 6

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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June 22, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Fonda LaShay, Week 7

Location:Stavanger, Norway

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June 21, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Kristin, Week 16

We have been slowly using up items that have been gifted to us. How have you dealt with asking your friends & family not to give you plastic items? Location:Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

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Danielle_NC27
June 21, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 27

Beach season is here. We most often go “plastic-free” with bulk items, but it sure is nice to take some chips or pretzels. I thought about making chips earlier in the week to be ready for the weekend, but wonder if they’ll lose their crispness. Any suggestions? Does anyone make homemade pretzels (not the soft […]

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June 15, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 26

Location:, North Carolina, United States

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June 14, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Kristin, Week 15

Location:Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

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June 14, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 5

I am wondering whether there is plastic in two items I have this week. One is butcher paper from Whole Foods. This doesn’t seem to have any plastic in it. I can rip it easily, and I don’t see the thin bit of stretchy plastic that you can see in some plastic-coated paper. I included […]

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June 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Fonda LaShay, Week 6

I am needing suggestions for a homemade liquid deodorant. I use baking soda myself, but the baking soda + witch hazel I made for the man is not working for him. Location:Stavanger, Norway

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June 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Amanda R. , Weeks 25-29

Location:Tucson, Arizona, United States

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June 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Sandy Sanders, Week 1

Question: I throw alot of tennis ball containers in the recycle. They have a metal edge at the top of the plastic container. I wonder if they get booted out of the stream at the facility? Do you know anything about this item in the recycle stream? I am already aware of recycling and started […]

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June 6, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 4

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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June 5, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Fonda LaShay, Week 5

Location:Stavanger, Norway

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June 5, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Kristin, Week 14

I have yet to remember (in 14+ weeks) to ask for no straw when dining out. I have no idea why…. any tips? Annoying amazon.ca packing pillows: I had full intentions of commenting on my order for no plastic packaging to be included, but totally forgot at the last minute. Does anyone know if they […]

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June 5, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 25

Location:, North Carolina, United States

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