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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Luis Hernandez, Week 1

 

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Lifestyle suggestions I suppose

Location:San Francisco, California, United States

Name: Luis Hernandez

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Student.

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

Bags at Safeway.

Total items collected: 5

Total weight: Not able to weigh.

Items: Recyclable
Gatorade bottles
Plastic Wrapping
Yogurt Cup (Note there are like 5 not pictured ones)
Unpictured:
-Nature Valley Bar Wrappers (Like 10)
-Reeses Wrapper (Like 3)

Items: Nonrecyclable
None

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
All of the bars. Just don’t eat them. The Gatorade bottles by not drinking them

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
All but yogurt. I love my breakfast.

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Honestly I already use very little plastic due to my place of work (food industry). I could cut down even less. Maybe buy in bulk or farmers markets.

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’m doing OK, need a little work though.

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