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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: 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: 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: Harumi, Week 9

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 9

Location:Bellevue, Washington, United States Name: Harumi Week: 9 Personal Info: List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!) Plastic shopping bags Total items collected: 57 Total weight: Items: Recyclable 2 plastic bags from CSA 1 vitamin container #2 1 packing air bag (UPS) 4 bubble wraps (UPS) Items: Nonrecyclable 1 dehydrated camp food packaging (reuse) 4 re-sealable plastic bags (reuse) 6 q-tips 2 frozen ...

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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: 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: 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: Sheri Puckette, Week 3

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: 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: Alexa, Week 1

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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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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August 8, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 7

Any plastic tips when you’re going camping? Maybe bring my own ice from my freezer? What do I do if that ice melts? What’s the best way to buy firewood without the packaging? Drive around and find a resident selling firewood from their front yard? Seems like most camping or prepared foods are wrapped in […]

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August 8, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 6

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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July 30, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Elle M, Week 1

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 […]

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July 30, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 5

Location:, Belgium

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July 18, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hannah Spector, Week 1

Location:Lake Balboa, California, United States

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 4

Location:, Belgium

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Katie Dettra, Week 1

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

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