May 4, 2015

Plastic Challenge: alejandra garcia, Week 1


what are some alternatives I can use instead of plastic?

Location:  Antioch, CA, United States

Name: alejandra garcia

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I’m 19yrs old
I work at Burlington Coat Factory.
Burlington does not use plastic bags anymore, you can buy a reusable bag for 10 cents.
I attend Los Medanos Community College as a Junior

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
snacks wrapped in plastic

Total items collected: 16

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
water bottles
drink from taco

Items: Nonrecyclable
the packaging of the make-up brushes
packaging of a nail clipper
water bottle caps

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?

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

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Water bottles

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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