October 15, 2010

Davin Lengyel, Ethical Ocean, Week 1

Davin Ethical Ocean plastic waste

Name: Davin Lengyel

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Hey, I’m Davin from the Ethical Ocean team (www.ethicalocean.com). I live in a house with three other people. I work at home as well.

Total items: 19

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
-juice containers
-plastic grocery bags
-plastic food tub

Items: Nonrecyclable
-candy bags
-takeout container
-chips bag
-veggie bag
-tic tac container

What items can I replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Grocery Bags
Candy Bags

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Tic Tacs

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Remembering to bring shopping bags with me, and trying to buy candy or snacks in bulk.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I will try to avoid using vegetable bags when shopping for produce.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I was surprised to see all the shopping bags and veggie bags adding up!

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