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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Adam Chorazyczewski, Week 1

 

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Location:alameda, California, United States

Name: Adam Chorazyczewski

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a male living in a house with 5 other males. I have a girlfriend but we do not live together. I am a student and do volunteer work as well, which means I spend most of my time away from home.

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

Plastic straws, plastic utensils, and plastic bottles

Total items collected: 16

Total weight: 1 lb

Items: Recyclable
garbage bag, 2 coffee creamer containers, berry container (packaging), 2 cup, 1 cup lid, pasta package, cheese wrapper, spoon, 2 bread packaging, mushroom packaging, eggs packaging, fortune cookie wrapper, frozen veggie packaging

Items: Nonrecyclable
garbage bag, pasta package, cheese wrapper, spoon, 2 bread packaging, mushroom packaging, eggs packaging, fortune cookie wrapper, frozen veggie packaging

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
cups and coffee creamers and the spoon

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I could look to buy items that do not use plastic packaging

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
In everyday shopping it is hard to avoid buying plastic

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?
I am willing to give up the plastic cups and carry around a reusable one

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
The major source of my plastic consumption was based around carrying or storing food. while plastic is useful for making sure food stays safe it is not used for very long and stays around forever. I am going to try and focus on supporting non plastic packaging for all items

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