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January 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Eve Stavros, Week 19

 

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Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Name: Eve Stavros

Week: 19

Personal Info:

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

straws, plastic bags, to-go containers

Total items collected: 26

Total weight: 1.8 oz

Items: Recyclable
New: 1 cream package insert (#4), 3 plastic bags from gift
Old: 2 tea light holders (#7)

Items: Nonrecyclable
New: 3 candy wrappers, 9 cookie packages, 2 tea packs, 1 wrapper, 1 cork, 2 meat packages, 1 cat treat wrapper
Old: 1 library card

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
tea lights – I only buy the ones in metal tins now

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
cat treats – don’t know about the cat’s willingness…

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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