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April 28, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 3

 

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Location:Perth, Australia

Name: Karen

Week: 3

Personal Info:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Cancelled a number of mailouts and magazines & opted for email communications

Total items collected: 31

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Yoghurt container
tin can

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 x Takeaway coffee cup and lid
1 x Plastic base from disposable Propane Fuel cylinder
3 x window envelopes
Plastic/foil wrap from coffee bag and dishwater tablet (1 each)
Plastic wrapper from around soy sauce bottle lid
Chocolate wrapper
Glad wrap from cheese
Outside and inside plastic wrapper around corn thins
Square bread tie
Bandaids (lots – guessed 10?)
Wax paper around cheese
Waxed paper wrapper around butter

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Buy refillable gas cylinder for camping

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?
Bandaids?

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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