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Location:Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
Name: Katie Sumner
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 ...
Don't use plastic bar or food wrappers. Only use reusable water bottles.
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Name: Anthony Oram
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 ...
I would like to know what to do about cucumbers. it's hard to find them with no plastic.
Location:, Alberta, Canada
I am a student working as a cashier. I see people waste plastic every day, from double bagging their 2 loaves of bread, to taking a bag, ...
Welcome any ideas on how to eliminate things you see in it. I have found plastic wrap from the meat we buy (half beef at a time from a farm) an unavoidable item so far. Some other butchers use paper, but it is lined with plastic so isn't good either.
Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand
Name: Mark Purdy
I live in a small town, that serves surrounding farming areas; I own, and am renovating, my 1930′s cottage. I currently am the only occupant of the house; and work for a local roofing company.
My hobbies are wood working, kendo, and Roman re-enactment.
ideas for some kind of dish scrubby that isn't plastic? I am trying out a wooden brush with natural bristles but it doesn't fit into the bottoms of my mason jars well like the old scrubbies plus I don't think it is going to last nearly as long. Maybe I ...
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 ...
Freezing of meat without plastic
Location:, Connecticut, United States
We are an eco-conscious family of 3 . Our home is heated/cooled by a geothermal ground loop/furnace and radiant floors. We generate all (and usually a little extra) of our electricity usage (which includes heat) with solar panels (we ...
Name: Ellen and Pedro
We are a two person, two cat household. We both work away from home and take a packed lunch every day. We are very strict vegetarians and try to eat vegan at home.
Ellen and Pedro's personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. ...
Anything you think of is great.
Location:Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Name: Sheri Puckette
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 ...
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
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