Recent Challenge Posts

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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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