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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
Name: Katie Finch
female with two other female housemates, living in a small apartment in Santa Cruz
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
plastic bags at grocery store
Total items collected: 16
-bag of spinach from trader joe’s
-new leaf bag
everything else-mostly plastic bags
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic shopping bags
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
chips, snack bags
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
out of season greens, anything ordered online.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Eating fruits and vegetables only in season (so they don’t come in bags)