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June 21, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 24



Location:Oakland, California, United States

Name: Beth Terry

Week: 24

Personal Info:

I am the founder of and have been collecting my plastic and attempting to live as plastic-free as possible since June of 2007.

See my previous years’ tallies at:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)

Airplane plastic food and beverage packaging. Brought my own travel mug and didn’t need snacks for a short flight from San Francisco to Denver for the LOHAS conference.

All other disposable plastic bags, packaging, and containers, etc.

Total items collected: 1

Total weight: .4 ounces

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
1) Packing tape from case of Plastic-Free books.

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


What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?


What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
The packing tape on the cases of Plastic-Free books. All the cases are already taped up. See explanation of tape on book boxes here:

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

It’s just so ironic that the more Plastic-Free books I sell, the more plastic tape I will have in my tally. But nothing can be done about it at this point.

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