Hanh Pham’s Challenge Posts

CAM00068
August 8, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 7

Any plastic tips when you’re going camping? Maybe bring my own ice from my freezer? What do I do if that ice melts? What’s the best way to buy firewood without the packaging? Drive around and find a resident selling firewood from their front yard? Seems like most camping or prepared foods are wrapped in […]

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CAM00074
August 8, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 6

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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wk-5
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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week-4
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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week-2
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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HP_wk-2
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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HP_wk-1
June 12, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 1

What’s the best way to not get stickers and twisty ties when buying produce? I guess buying from the farmer’s market? I have some many twisty ties from kale and carrots purchases. Is there a way to buy tofu without the plastic? Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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wk 3
December 19, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 3

I know there are pens with refillable ink cartridges, but it’s still a plastic shell. What’s a plastic-free alternative to a ball point pen? Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Wk 2
December 19, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 2

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Wk 1 - PTC
December 14, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 1

The produce bags that I use are often reused twice or three times before they get worn, tipped, or too dirty to rinse off. Is it more environmentally friendly to use plastic produce bags and reuse them numerous times? Or buy a mesh one – made from plastic – often from China? How many times […]

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