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Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 8

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 8

Location:BELLEVUE, Washington, United States Name: Harumi Week: 8 Personal Info: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Plastick bags Total items collected: 20 Total weight: Items: Recyclable • 1 yogurt container #5 • 1 yogurt lid #5 • 2 plastic bags from CSA • 1 packing air bag • 2 online shopping bags (reuse) Items: Nonrecyclable • 1 yogurt inner lid • 1 bottle ...

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Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 1

Where on earth do you find toothpaste that is not sold in plastic, without resorting to homemade salt and bicard soda paste or the like? Location:Perth, WA, Australia Name: Karen Week: 1 Personal Info: I'm an enviro scientist house-sharing in the north west suburbs of Perth. For years I have used ecobags for shopping ...

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Plastic Challenge: Jennifer, Week 1

I would love ideas for handling cat litter when compostable/flushable litter is way out of our price range. Location:Lexington, South Carolina, United States Name: Jennifer Week: 1 Personal Info: I am a 28 year old, SAHM of a six month old. We make under $25k, and are on WIC, so that limits some of ...

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Plastic Challenge: Anthony Oram, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Anthony Oram, Week 1

Don't use plastic bar or food wrappers. Only use reusable water bottles. Location:Los Angeles, California, United States Name: Anthony Oram Week: 1 Personal Info: I am a boy who lives with my mom, my dad and my sister. I don't have a job yet, I'm only 11 years old. Anthony Oram's personal blog: List of plastic ...

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Plastic Challenge: Dawn Kearns, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Dawn Kearns, Week 1

I know mouthwash is not necessary but I am used to using it. Does anyone have a homemade recipe? Any suggestions for making homemade yogurt? I have heard of people using their ovens and crock pots but haven't been brave enough to try it yet. Any suggestions for dental floss or a ...

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Plastic Challenge: Sheri Puckette, Week 3

Plastic Challenge: Sheri Puckette, Week 3

Anything you think of is great. Location:Corvallis, Oregon, United States Name: Sheri Puckette Week: 3 Personal Info: Sheri Puckette's personal blog: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) No plastic refused except just not using/buying certain things. Wasn't even offered a straw when I went out to eat- yippee! I was given plastic on my salmon ...

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Plastic Challenge: Diane W, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Diane W, Week 1

What do you find to be effective ways to talk to others about reducing plastic waster? Location:, Minnesota, United States Name: Diane W Week: 1 Personal Info: Teacher, single mom with one teenager. I live in what I call an urban suburb, very close to the city. I buy almost all organic and/or local ...

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Plastic Challenge: Katie Sumner, Week 2

Plastic Challenge: Katie Sumner, Week 2

Location:Beavercreek, Ohio, United States Name: Katie Sumner Week: 2 Personal Info: I am a 28 year-old woman and I live in a small house on a half acre lot in Ohio. I work at a used bookstore, love to write, sculpt, draw and read. I’m a beekeeper, vegetarian, native-plant enthusiast and generally considered ...

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Plastic Challenge: Alexa, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Alexa, Week 1

My big issue is that I eat a lot of yoghurts, most of the time it´s hard to find them by gallon or by quarter son when big sizes aren´t available I need to buy them in their small presentations. At Dominican Republic the recycle mind is still very low, now ...

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Plastic Challenge: Martha Seaver, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Martha Seaver, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States Name: Martha Seaver Week: 1 Personal Info: F 58 Martha Seaver's personal blog: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Bagging vegetables at grocery Plastic bag at dog park Drinking cup lid Total items collected: 22 Total weight: Items: Recyclable 1 takeout container (5) 1 takeout container lid (5) I tropicana OJ bottle (1) 2 drinking cups (1) 1 drinking ...

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Marena Chambers, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Emma Levy, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Susie Ngan, Week 1

Location:, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Megan Peterson, Week 1

I was surprised by the items that I purchased from the grocery store that are not recyclable, so any ways to be smarter about my groceries trips would be great. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Julie Tower, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Sarah Nevarez, Week 1

How to order things online or buy necessities at the grocery store without them having to use so much plastic packaging Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Brandi Ruscher-Hill, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 15, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Gina, Week 1

Can you buy tofu not packaged in plastic? Also, can you recycle non-dairy beverage cartons here? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 15, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Martha Seaver, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kerry Thompson, Week 1

Location:Saratoga, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Ariel Hunter, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Austin Erb, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Alissa Ganley, Week 1

What do you do when you can’t find a plastic free option for things in the store? What if you need them? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Colleen Marcus, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: chandra, Week 1

I’m curious if it is environmentally better to buy two 24oz glass containers of salsa with metal lids versus one 48oz PETE plastic container with plastic lid. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Sarah Dondelinger, Week 1

Sometimes when I’m out late I just need a quick meal from somewhere. But these meals often contain some kind of plastic bottle or container. How can I avoid these issues but not always pack a meal when I’m going to be out late? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Ally Bock, Week 1

Currently I’m taking a training for the Seymour Discovery Center and am currently learning about how plastic usage effects us and our oceans. I’m definitely new to this but looking to improve on my plastic use. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Martha Seaver, Week 1

Location:, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Gina, Week 1

Can you buy tofu not packaged in plastic? Also, can you recycle non-dairy beverage cartons here? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Maggie McFarland, Week 1

ways of circumventing plastic packaging in buying groceries Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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