Massachusetts’s Challenge Posts

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September 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 16

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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September 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 15

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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August 30, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 14

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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August 23, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 13

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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August 11, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 12

I have dissected the cartons that my Haagen-Dazs ice cream comes in, and I don’t think there is any plastic in the material of the carton itself (disregarding the lid and the plastic seal inside). I have ripped the cardboard, and all I see is separating paper fibers, no pulling/stretching of plastic. I know people […]

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July 25, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 11

Is real maple syrup available in bulk? We use lots of it, and the glass bottles are small and expensive. Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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July 24, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 10

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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July 17, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 9

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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July 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 8

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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July 3, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 7

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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June 22, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 6

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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June 14, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 5

I am wondering whether there is plastic in two items I have this week. One is butcher paper from Whole Foods. This doesn’t seem to have any plastic in it. I can rip it easily, and I don’t see the thin bit of stretchy plastic that you can see in some plastic-coated paper. I included […]

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June 6, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 4

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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May 31, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 3

Is it possible to buy canola oil in glass jars? I only found it in plastic at my grocery store. I needed it right away for a recipe, so I purchased it in plastic, but I’m thinking it should be available somewhere in glass. I was able to find olive oil in glass no problem, […]

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May 24, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 2

Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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May 17, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Ellen Simpson, Week 1

Does anyone know where I could get plastic-free ravioli? Is this something I could buy at a deli counter or a specialty food store? One of my sons is a vegetarian, so I like to get cheese ravioli or spinach-and-cheese ravioli. Location:Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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April 3, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Rebecca Jackson, Week 2

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April 3, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Rebecca Jackson, Week 1

Name: Rebecca Jackson Week: 1 Personal Info: I live in the city of Springfield, MA, I’m female, I live with two cats, I work full time. Total items: 39

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July 10, 2009

Amy: Week 1

I did not collect all my plastic.  Though it makes for a great picture, and I love the visual Beth presents each week, I refused to wash it all and collect it. Instead, I thought about it on and off all week, especially when I chucked things in the trash that could be recycled if […]

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June 1, 2009

Alyssa in Boston

Hi, my name is Alyssa and I’m a plastic user. Here’s my story, and a tally of my waste between May 13-19, 2009 in response to Beth’s plastic challenge. This is a tally of waste between me and my boyfriend Jeff. We’re both grad students, are vegan, and live in a small place in Boston. […]

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