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Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 6

Location:Perth, WA, Australia Name: Karen Week: 6 Personal Info: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Plastic bags, take away cups, plastic packaging around food and gift cards Total items collected: 12 Total weight: Items: Recyclable Take away coffee cup (biodegradable/compostable) Metal lid (milk bottle closure) Peanut butter plastic jar and lid (1) Items: Nonrecyclable Take away coffee cup lid (6) 5 ...

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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

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: Erin Kurnik, Week 1

I am unclear if certain items count as plastic (those are on the right in the photo) and if they are made from petroleum. Can anyone tell me? See below: 1. Inner candy bard wrapper that looks to be cellulose? 2. Inner candy bar wrapper that is gold on one side? 3. Wine ...

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Plastic Challenge: Karen, Week 5

Do the stick-free baking paper products eg. Glad Bake, contain any plastic products, or are these natural waxes? Location:Perth, Australia Name: Karen Week: 5 Personal Info: I am refusing lots of plastic each week, and hardly purchase anything containing plastic the last few weeks. But, my plastic stash is still substantial while I work ...

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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: 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: 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 Name: Gina Week: 1 Personal Info: I live in my own room in a shared house. I travel by foot or bike and I am vegan. Gina's personal blog: http://rediscoveringevolution.blogspot.com List of plastic items REFUSED ...

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Plastic Challenge: Denise WM, Week 1

Is there a way to get less plastic when ordering from Amazon? Location:New York, New York, United States Name: Denise WM Week: 1 Personal Info: I'm a 29 year old married woman with no kids living in NYC. I work in the mental health field. List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Plastic ...

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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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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Maggie McFarland, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Shannon Tempelton, Week 1

One thing I struggle with is the food that I buy that’s wrapped in plastic. I need this food to make meals, and I’m not sure how to substitute these items out to reduce plastic. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Luis Hernandez, Week 1

Lifestyle suggestions I suppose Location:San Francisco, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Helen Wight, Week 1

Reducing plastic bag use… using paper in grocery stores/farmers markets for produce etc Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Savannah Rudroff, Week 1

Can I buy hummus not in plastic containers, or should I just start making it myself? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Adam Chorazyczewski, Week 1

Location:alameda, California, United States

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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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