November 30, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Alexandro Garduno, Week 1

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Watch what you buy and you shouldn’t really have too much plastic waste, plastic isn’t a necessity.

Location:  San Francisco, CA, United States

Name: Alexandro Garduno

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a male of 18 years of age. Currently in a relationship and currently employed at Hollister.

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Foam cups
Plastic cups
Plastic bags

Total items collected: 20

Total weight: about 2 pounds

Items: Recyclable
plastic bottles
2 liter bottle
oreo tray
chip ahoy tray
popcorn packaging
plastic cup w/ straw
milk gallon

Items: Nonrecyclable
milk gallon
oreo and cookie trays

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

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
cookie trays made out of plastic

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
milk gallons because I feel I am always drinking milk

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Stop purchasing food that is handed on disposable plates with plastic cups for beverage.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
no more popcorn

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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