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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 5

What’s a graceful way to explain to people at the check out counter at a coffee shop or restaurant that I’m taking the Plastic Free Challenge so if they could refrain from serving me plastic that it would be appreciated? There’s sushi restaurant that I love, but they use styrofoam containers. I am tempted to […]

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 4

Is there a non plastic alternative to Dr. Bonners? I buy it in bulk and use it for just about everything, but it’s in a plastic bottle. Has anyone seen Bragg’s in a glass bottle? But even if it was in a glass bottle, there may be plastic around the lid. Has anyone tried making […]

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 3

What’s the best way to buy bulk toilet paper without the plastic? Besides buying produce at farmer’s markets, is there another way to buy produce without stickers and twist ties? If you are attending an event and 21 and over attendees are asked to put a wrist band on so that bar knows who to […]

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July 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 3

Location:, Belgium

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July 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sabra, Week 1

Ok, I have a small condition that forces me no not be able to drink chlorinated water at all. The tab water in Nashville contains chlorine, along with most bottled water. I have searched high and low to find one brand that doesn’t contain chlorine, and that is Deer Park. However, Deer Park water only […]

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July 9, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 2

Any good suggestions on how to make your own mustard? Any good suggestions on a cup/glass you bring with you to parties when you don’t want a plastic one? I suppose I could bring a travel coffee mug and drink beer/wine out of it at a BBQ, but I wonder if there’s something more classy. […]

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June 26, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Ellen and Pedro, Week 1

Location:, Belgium

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June 21, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Jo, Week 1

Location:Nevada City, California, United States

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June 14, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sybil, Week 1

Location:, Connecticut, United States

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June 12, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 1

What’s the best way to not get stickers and twisty ties when buying produce? I guess buying from the farmer’s market? I have some many twisty ties from kale and carrots purchases. Is there a way to buy tofu without the plastic? Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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May 26, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Natalie, Week 3 – 7

Know what I could do with polysterene packaging? Donate to art places? Anything else? Could you put that this was weeks 3 through 7? the form isn’t letting me. Location:, New Jersey, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sarah M. Braik, Week 2

lids, printer cartridge packaging Location:Standish, Maine, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Melissa, Week 1

I can’t think of any at the moment. Location:Loveland, Colorado, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Dara C, Week 1

How can I cut down my individual consumable items such as string cheese? Also since I work crazy hours (it’s D.C.) what convenience foods are available that have no plastic? Location:WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States

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May 11, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sarah M. Braik, Week 1

Catfood bags–I don’t think I am prepared to make my own catfood. Location:Standish, Maine, United States

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Julie B, Week 3

I already choice out of catalogs/junk mail through 41pounds.org/DMA Choice, but what do you do about the Presorted US Standard junk mail including local merchants? I received two mailers from a local jeweler packaged in plastic sleeves. Also, does anyone know of any cough drops NOT packaged in plastic? Location:Denver, Colorado, United States

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Anh Chi Pham, Week 1

anything Location:Santa Ana, California, United States

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Julie B, Week 2

What suggestions do you have for freezing fruits/veggies without plastic bags? Also, does anyone know if you can freeze yogurt? Our summer farmer’s market will allow your own containers for yogurt, but we eat yogurt all year, not just in summer. Thanks! Location:Denver, Colorado, United States

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Julie B, Week 1

Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated, especially as it relates to sharing the need to go plastic-free with family, friends, and acquaintances without sounding “preachy.” Location:Denver, Colorado, United States

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