February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Alejandra Hernandez, Week 1


How can I avoid buying food in plastic packaging.

Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: Alejandra Hernandez

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a college student, I have a roommate. I do have a job away from where I live.

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


Total items collected: 20

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Plastic Bottle
Plastic food packaging

Items: Nonrecyclable
Plastic wrap

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

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?
Zip-block baggies and plastic wrap

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Decrease the number of packaged food I buy. Perhaps buy foods with resealable packaging.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Plastic Bottle

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Many that I use daily were either packaged in plastic or have plastic. A lot of the food that I eat come from plastic packaging. Just me, I learned that I use a lot of plastic, so I cant imagine how much a population of a city or a country daily.

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