March 27, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Beth Terry, Week 12


Location:Oakland, California, United States

Name: Beth Terry

Week: 12

Personal Info:

I am the founder of and have been collecting my plastic and attempting to live as plastic-free as possible since June of 2007.

See my previous years’ tallies at:

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

1) Plastic grocery/shopping bags — bring my own reusable bags wherever I go

2) Bottled water — carried water in my travel mug and filled up at home, at water fountains, and at self-serve soda fountains

3) Produce stickers — chose produce without stickers

4) Straws — Refused them at Saturn Cafe

5) Take out food packaging — I put my leftover mac & cheese from Saturn Cafe into my travel mug because I had forgotten to bring a food container! This is not the first time my travel mug has substituted for a tiffin.

Total items collected: 1

Total weight: .1 oz

Items: Recyclable
1) Cap from a glass bottle of Everclear used for cleaning (and occasionally sipping.) Caps-n-Cups will accept all plastic caps, no matter what kind of plastic, to downcycle into secondary products. CapsCanDo will accept most plastic caps.

Items: Nonrecyclable

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?

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