February 27, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Amanda, Week 1

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I noticed that I use a ton of ziplock bags to keep food fresh between uses. Any suggestions?

Location:santa cruz, California, United States

Name: Amanda

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a female college student living in a house with three other girls.

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

candy with plastic wrappers,

Total items collected: 35

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
milk jugs, some plastic bags, yogurt containers

Items: Nonrecyclable
ziplock bags, red solo cups, candy wrappers, milk cartons, plastic wrap.

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

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
drinks that come in plastic containers

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
liquids (milk/OJ), food goods, beauty products

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Shopping at costco would be very hard

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
candy wrappers

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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