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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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September 30, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Katie Sumner, Week 1

Any and all. My big thing is yogurt cups. I love yogurt. I’m sure I’ll think of more as I keep on with this. Location:Beavercreek, Ohio, United States

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September 20, 2013

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 brand that isn’t […]

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September 20, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 6

Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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September 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 5

Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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September 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 4

Tips on deciding what is plastic & what is cellophane, for items like biscuit packets. Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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September 4, 2013

Plastic Challenge: EcoM8s, Week 1

Freezing of meat without plastic Location:, Connecticut, United States

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September 4, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 4

Tips on deciding what is plastic & what is cellophane, for items like biscuit packets. Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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September 1, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ella , Week 1

I would like to know what to do about cucumbers. it’s hard to find them with no plastic. Location:, Alberta, Canada

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September 1, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 3

Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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August 23, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 2

Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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August 22, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 9

Location:, Belgium

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August 22, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 8

Location:, Belgium

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August 14, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Mark Purdy, Week 1

Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand

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August 8, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 6

How do you guys deal with bread spreads…we are vegetarian/vegan and all that stuff comes in plastic. And how do you replace saran wrap? In case there are left overs… Location:, Belgium

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