Posts Tagged ‘plastic envelope windows’

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March 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 7

How can I determine whether things are made of cellophane or plastic? For instance, the bag inside of the cereal box, or the see-through bags of granola, the window on the paper bread bag, etc.? Beth has made me think about all these things, and my count this week is higher than ever! Location:Lisle, Illinois, […]

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March 14, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 6

Is it better to buy organic produce packaged in plastic or bulk items that are not organic? I am finding that sometimes that is my choice. Yesterday I bought nonorganic onions because I really needed onions and didn’t have time to go to another store. When the farmers market starts up in April this will […]

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March 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 5

I keep learning here about more things that are plastic that I wasn’t aware of before, so the number of items in my tally goes up instead of down in spite of changes being made. What can I do about mail that comes in window envelopes? I have one plastic magazine sleeve this week from […]

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March 3, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Rhiannon, Week 3

Where – in the UK – do you buy basic foods not in plastic? My local health food stores still sell almost everything in plastic wrappers. Location:Leeds, United Kingdom

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February 28, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 8

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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February 26, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Rhiannon, Week 2

Is there any way (in the UK) to source a probiotic vegan yogurt plastic-free or at least in types 1, 2, or 4 which my local council will recycle? Location:Leeds, United Kingdom

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February 21, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 7

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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February 17, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 4

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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February 6, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Natalie, Week 3

Anyone out there make their own pizza and have a good dough recipe to share? It’s my next big project. Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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January 29, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Nan, Week 4

Any way to make a nondairy creamer (especially for baking)? Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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January 26, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Margaret, Week 29

Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States

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January 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 3

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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January 22, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Margaret, Week 28

Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States

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Week-2
January 15, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Nan, Week 2

I could use some help with all the mail I get. I’m a little scared to do everything on-line (banking especially). I get a lot of mail from outfits I don’t even know. I have twice called the cable co. to stop the mailings and they are still coming (yes, Comcast we still use a […]

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January 9, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 1

Location:Oakland, California, United States

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January 3, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Kay Pere, Week 2

WEEK 2: I was on a medically necessary bland diet and prep for surgery. (All went well and I’m feeling GREAT now, BTW). Does anyone know of a homemade plastic-free alternative equivalent to Gatorade? Anything has got to taste better than that stuff! Location:Mystic, Connecticut, United States

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December 19, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Kay Pere, Week 1

What changes have you made this holiday season to make your celebrations more earth friendly? What has been the most effective way you’ve found to encourage your significant other to use reusable shopping bags? Any suggestions for hypoallergenic face lotions with minimal packaging or make-it-yourself alternatives? Location:Mystic, Connecticut, United States

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June 28, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 18

Plastic-free chapstick with SPF? Location:Berkeley, California, United States

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June 5, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Kristin, Week 14

I have yet to remember (in 14+ weeks) to ask for no straw when dining out. I have no idea why…. any tips? Annoying amazon.ca packing pillows: I had full intentions of commenting on my order for no plastic packaging to be included, but totally forgot at the last minute. Does anyone know if they […]

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May 29, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 16

I recently had to buy vacuum bags. They came in a packet of 3, in a plastic bag. Are there other options? Location:Berkeley, California, United States

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