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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Rachael Hunter, Week 1

Is there an alternative to plastic packaging for frozen food? Location:Woking, United Kingdom

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Jaimee Law, Week 1

Does anybody know how can I make my own Greek style yogurt? Any amazing gluten-free pizza crust recipes out there? Location:, California, United States

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May 2, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Natalie, Week 2

How to anticipate surprise plastic in restaurants and cafes? IS there a law about having to give lids for paper cups in NY or anywhere? Better places for buying bulk in central NJ or NY? I know of some, but Unpackaged in London sounds like a dream. Ideas about, given the choice, to get plastic […]

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