October 15, 2010

Jon Fishbein, Ethical Ocean, Week 1

Jon Ethical Ocean plastic waste

Name: Jon Fishbein
Week: 1

Personal Info:
I’m Jon from Ethical Ocean (www.ethicalocean.com)! I live in Toronto, Canada in an apartment by myself. I travel quite a bit, and will be hauling plastic around with me for the challenge….

Total items: 13

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
V8 Bottle
Grocery Bag
Yogurt Container

Items: Nonrecyclable
Plastic food containers
Plastic Wrap

What items can I replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Grocery Bags
Takeout Food containers

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
none

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
none

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Figuring out how to reduce takeout food containers even though I travel will be a challenge.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Plastic grocery bags – there is no reason for me to keep using these.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
It is crazy how much food comes in plastic!

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