Pat Clancy’s Challenge Posts

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March 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 7

How can I determine whether things are made of cellophane or plastic? For instance, the bag inside of the cereal box, or the see-through bags of granola, the window on the paper bread bag, etc.? Beth has made me think about all these things, and my count this week is higher than ever! Location:Lisle, Illinois, […]

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Plastic Trash Week 4
March 14, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 6

Is it better to buy organic produce packaged in plastic or bulk items that are not organic? I am finding that sometimes that is my choice. Yesterday I bought nonorganic onions because I really needed onions and didn’t have time to go to another store. When the farmers market starts up in April this will […]

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March 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 5

I keep learning here about more things that are plastic that I wasn’t aware of before, so the number of items in my tally goes up instead of down in spite of changes being made. What can I do about mail that comes in window envelopes? I have one plastic magazine sleeve this week from […]

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February 28, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 4

Location:Lisle, Illinois, United States

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Week3
February 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 3

Location:, Illinois, United States

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Week2
February 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 2

Location:, Illinois, United States

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Week-1
February 9, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 1

I’d like to know what some items are made of – what kind of plastic, and whether it can be recycled. Food and medicine packaging are everywhere every day, and much of it goes in the trash because I can’t identify it. Location:Lisle, Illinois, United States

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