September 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett, Week 31

week 31

Location:Berkeley, California, United States

Name: Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett

Week: 31

Personal Info:

Becca Ryals and Gordon Bennett’s personal blog:

Total items: 7

Total weight: 0.26 ounces

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
– cap to baking powder

– two small cereal wrappers
– tag for climbing gear (two pieces)
– plastic from a toothpick
– produce label

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
– cap to baking powder: We can buy baking powder in bulk. We saved an old container of baking powder to reuse.

– small sample sizes of cereal: we got these from a recent race. We buy our cereal in bulk also.

– plastic from toothpick: from Saturn Cafe. We specifically asked for no straws and no toothpicks. Usually they are pretty good about it, but this time they added one toothpick.

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?
Climbing gear usually has minimal packaging. This carabiner came with a plastic tag. Climbing is not essential, but it’s an activity that we’ve grown to love.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?

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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