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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: 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: Denise WM, Week 1

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: 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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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: Gina, Week 1

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: 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: 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: 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: 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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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kelsey Sharp, Week 1

I only ate two nut/granola bars this week, but most of my plastic waste usually comes from individually-wrapped snacks. I know I can make my own bars and such, so I would like suggestions on where to find healthy snack recipes! Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kimani Oletu, Week 1

Use a reusable water bottle. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Melanie Smith, Week 1

Location:Foster City, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Cameron Cooper, Week 1

Any suggestions would be helpful, anything that would increase my awareness of plastic alternatives. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Sarah Nevarez, Week 1

Purchase items that are not wrapped in a bunch of plastic, and just reuse more things as much as I can. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Rebeca Irigoyen, Week 1

Is there a place where I can get yogurt, cheese and sour cream that does not come in a plastic container or wrapped in plastic (cheese)? Also, I use a lot of sandwich bags to keep my veggies “fresh”, is there an alternative to using plastic bags for that? Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Laura Ridenour, Week 1

Location:, Washington, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kayla Kemper, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 1

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Alejandra Hernandez, Week 1

How can I avoid buying food in plastic packaging. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Jake Schecter, Week 1

Location:, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Anna Terry, Week 1

What I could use as alternatives for some of my products, since I feel that they are impossible to replace without using plastic. Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Mika Yoneda, Week 1

Location:Monterey, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Maritza Contreras, Week 1

Location:seaside, California, United States

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February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Mica Garcia, Week 1

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

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November 15, 2013

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

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November 12, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sheri Puckette, Week 3

Anything you think of is great. Location:Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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November 12, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sheri Puckette, Week 2

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 should just use a rag? […]

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October 31, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sheri Puckette, Week 1

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:Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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October 7, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Katie Sumner, Week 2

Location:Beavercreek, Ohio, United States

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