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What are some ideas for reusing plastic bags and plastic bottles?
Location:, California, United States
Name: Katrina Kositzin
I am a 20 year old female, living with her two average income parents. They work as a corporate company trainer and a local 911 Dispatcher. I work as a server in a chain restaurant. We are generally home during the evenings and eat at home.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I refused straws, as I do on a regular basis. I used tuberware instead of ziploc bags. I don’t use plastic bags at grocery stores, only paper or I don’t use a bag at all. I bought bar soap with a compostable wrapper instead of bottled gel. I also bought tea bags with compostable wrappers.
Total items collected: 82
Plastic Grocery Bags #2
Ice Bag #4
Milk Jug #2
Water Bottles #1
Juice Bottle #1
Conditioner Bottle #2
Slim Fast Bottle #7
Apple Juice Bottle #1
Strawberry Container #1
Flower Bouquet Bag
Laura Bar Wrappers
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Plastic Grocery Bags
Plastic Water Bottles
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?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
What is consumed, such as milk and snacks. Using metal and reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones. Using tubberware instead of plastic bags. Not buying fruits packaged in plastic. Avoiding plastic packaging in general. Using paper grocery bags or reusable bags.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
The Laura Bar with the plastic wrapping. I absolutely love these bars and frequently use them for snacks.
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Plastic is often overlooked as a threat to the environment when we make our choices for everyday living.