May 29, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 17

week 17

Do plastic-free sunscreens exist?

Location:Berkeley, California, United States

Name: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett

Week: 17

Personal Info:

Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett’s personal blog:

Total items: 3

Total weight: 0.356 ounces

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
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two plastic produce/bulk bags

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic produve/bulk bags: we’ve switched over to cloth bags. these are some of our old bags that are becoming too full of holes to use anymore

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?
The cloth bags are great, but I have to remember to throw them in the wash every once in a while.

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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