May 4, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Bianca Ochoa, Week 1

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Location:  Concord, CA, United States

Name: Bianca Ochoa

Week: 1

Personal Info:

21 years old, part time job/ student, No kids. All the plastic I used this week was for my use.

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Starbucks plastic cups, they will gladly serve you your drink in your own cup that you bring from home.
I carried a fork and spoon in my purse to avoid using plastic ones at work.
I also attempted to try and reduce my plastic bag usage.

Total items collected: 13

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Gatorade bottles
nutella tub
snaple bottle
nesquick bottle
Reusable water bottle

Items: Nonrecyclable
plastic produce bags
welch’s fruit snack bag
Yakult bottle

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic bags I have started to use reusable cloth shopping bags, or even buy my milk in a carton or glass bottle instead of plastic.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Probably plastic spoons and forks.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Probably gatorade drinks or the fruit snack packaging.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
just be more aware of how much plastic is around us and how much of it is being wastefully consumed

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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