February 25, 2016

Plastic Challenge: Annie, Week 1

Food containers that are plastic-free, bags of products like nuts, sweets, screws.

Location:  England, United Kingdom

Name: Annie

Week: 1

Personal Info:

25 year-old

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I re-used an existing Starbucks cup I happened to not throw away for my next (and last!) cup later that day.

Total items collected: 8

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Plastic drinks bottles

Items: Nonrecyclable
Not sure

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?
Take away cups, individually packed items like vegetbles.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Make up, shoe laces, chargers for electronics, ID and other types of cards, sunscreen, medicine packets, eye drops, electronics, clothing with zips

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Carrying a bottle and cutlery around with me

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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4 years ago

It is not difficult to find sunscreen not packaged in plastic – a quick Google or Yahoo search would do it.