Archive for July, 2013

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July 30, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Elle M, Week 1

I would love some local resources in Chicago. I am most bummed about having to stop supporting my local farmers with grass-fed/organic meat. We do eat a little meat and fish in our house, and I usually buy it from local farmers, but they all wrap it in plastic. I have asked every farmer I […]

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July 30, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 5

Location:, Belgium

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July 18, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hannah Spector, Week 1

Location:Lake Balboa, California, United States

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 4

Location:, Belgium

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Katie Dettra, Week 1

Dealing with others who think you are a nut, refusing plastic outside the home, getting over how depressing it is to see plastic everywhere. I have a hard time saying “no” to people. Location:, Pennsylvania, United States

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 5

What’s a graceful way to explain to people at the check out counter at a coffee shop or restaurant that I’m taking the Plastic Free Challenge so if they could refrain from serving me plastic that it would be appreciated? There’s sushi restaurant that I love, but they use styrofoam containers. I am tempted to […]

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 4

Is there a non plastic alternative to Dr. Bonners? I buy it in bulk and use it for just about everything, but it’s in a plastic bottle. Has anyone seen Bragg’s in a glass bottle? But even if it was in a glass bottle, there may be plastic around the lid. Has anyone tried making […]

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 3

What’s the best way to buy bulk toilet paper without the plastic? Besides buying produce at farmer’s markets, is there another way to buy produce without stickers and twist ties? If you are attending an event and 21 and over attendees are asked to put a wrist band on so that bar knows who to […]

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 3

Location:, Belgium

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July 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sabra, Week 1

Ok, I have a small condition that forces me no not be able to drink chlorinated water at all. The tab water in Nashville contains chlorine, along with most bottled water. I have searched high and low to find one brand that doesn’t contain chlorine, and that is Deer Park. However, Deer Park water only […]

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July 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 2

Any good suggestions on how to make your own mustard? Any good suggestions on a cup/glass you bring with you to parties when you don’t want a plastic one? I suppose I could bring a travel coffee mug and drink beer/wine out of it at a BBQ, but I wonder if there’s something more classy. […]

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