Archive for March, 2012

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March 27, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 12

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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March 27, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Valerie Teruel, Week 4

My kids love (organic) cranberry juice, can’t find one that is sold in glass that is not super expensive. Any ideas for put together homemade recipes? Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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March 27, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Valerie Teruel, Week 3

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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March 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 7

How can I determine whether things are made of cellophane or plastic? For instance, the bag inside of the cereal box, or the see-through bags of granola, the window on the paper bread bag, etc.? Beth has made me think about all these things, and my count this week is higher than ever! Location:Lisle, Illinois, […]

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March 20, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 11

  Location:Oakland, California, United States

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March 20, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Kristin Overton, Week 50

Hair products: I have naturally wavy hair but it’s also what you could call “unruly”. If air drying, I usually use some sort of mousse or gel (spray or otherwise) type product… ideas? Brands of hot sauce: knowing that in Canada I may not be able to find what you may recommend, have you found […]

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March 14, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Kristin Overton, Week 49

Our deep freeze is a lid-on-top style (rather than stand up) and I suspect when we begin to use glass to store leftovers there is a risk of breakage. Does anyone know of any sort of shelving systems we could use? The freezer does have one basket that sits on the top, and we have […]

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March 14, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 6

Is it better to buy organic produce packaged in plastic or bulk items that are not organic? I am finding that sometimes that is my choice. Yesterday I bought nonorganic onions because I really needed onions and didn’t have time to go to another store. When the farmers market starts up in April this will […]

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March 13, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 10

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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March 13, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Valerie Teruel, Week 2

Will Aveda accept the flip open lids on all the almond milk/soy milk containers? There is no number on them, but they have the same quality as caps. I’d feel happier being able to recycle at least some part of it. Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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March 8, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Gina M, Week 1

Is there a way around plastic milk containers? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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March 8, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Gerardo Nieves, Week 1

Location:San Jose, California, United States

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March 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Katie Finch, Week 1

Buying from a farmer’s market or local market like New Leaf is great for avoiding plastic bags/wrappers Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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March 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Zeenya Zepeda, Week 1

Location:, California, United States

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March 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Valerie Teruel, Week 1

I’m keeping my old laundry detergent bottles, to reuse when I make my own laundry soap. Does anyone have a recipe that they use? Same with toothpaste, I’m looking for a home made powder, any suggestions of tried and true recipe Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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March 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 5

I keep learning here about more things that are plastic that I wasn’t aware of before, so the number of items in my tally goes up instead of down in spite of changes being made. What can I do about mail that comes in window envelopes? I have one plastic magazine sleeve this week from […]

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March 6, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 9

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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March 6, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Steve Wiley, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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March 5, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Kristin Overton, Week 48

Location:Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

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March 5, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Gerald Frank and Joan Tanzer, Week 1

Better reuse ideas Location:La Selva Beach, California, United States

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