United States’s Challenge Posts

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September 4, 2013

Plastic Challenge: EcoM8s, Week 1

Freezing of meat without plastic Location:, Connecticut, United States

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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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August 8, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 6

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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July 30, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Elle M, Week 1

I would love some local resources in Chicago. I am most bummed about having to stop supporting my local farmers with grass-fed/organic meat. We do eat a little meat and fish in our house, and I usually buy it from local farmers, but they all wrap it in plastic. I have asked every farmer I […]

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July 18, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hannah Spector, Week 1

Location:Lake Balboa, California, United States

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Katie Dettra, Week 1

Dealing with others who think you are a nut, refusing plastic outside the home, getting over how depressing it is to see plastic everywhere. I have a hard time saying “no” to people. Location:, Pennsylvania, United States

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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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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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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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July 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sabra, Week 1

Ok, I have a small condition that forces me no not be able to drink chlorinated water at all. The tab water in Nashville contains chlorine, along with most bottled water. I have searched high and low to find one brand that doesn’t contain chlorine, and that is Deer Park. However, Deer Park water only […]

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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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June 21, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Jo, Week 1

Location:Nevada City, California, United States

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June 14, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sybil, Week 1

Location:, Connecticut, United States

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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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May 26, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Natalie, Week 3 – 7

Know what I could do with polysterene packaging? Donate to art places? Anything else? Could you put that this was weeks 3 through 7? the form isn’t letting me. Location:, New Jersey, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sarah M. Braik, Week 2

lids, printer cartridge packaging Location:Standish, Maine, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Melissa, Week 1

I can’t think of any at the moment. Location:Loveland, Colorado, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Dara C, Week 1

How can I cut down my individual consumable items such as string cheese? Also since I work crazy hours (it’s D.C.) what convenience foods are available that have no plastic? Location:WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sarah M. Braik, Week 1

Catfood bags–I don’t think I am prepared to make my own catfood. Location:Standish, Maine, United States

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Julie B, Week 3

I already choice out of catalogs/junk mail through 41pounds.org/DMA Choice, but what do you do about the Presorted US Standard junk mail including local merchants? I received two mailers from a local jeweler packaged in plastic sleeves. Also, does anyone know of any cough drops NOT packaged in plastic? Location:Denver, Colorado, United States

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