Recent Challenge Posts

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: 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

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: 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: Jennifer, Week 2

Anything! Location:Lexington, South Carolina, United States Name: Jennifer Week: 2 Personal Info: Personal Description: I am a 28 year old, SAHM of an eight month old. We make under $25k, and are on WIC. Everything went great Monday through Friday. Saturday it all went to pot. For this challenge, I am only counting things ...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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