Location: Concord, CA, United States
Name: Bianca Ochoa
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
Reusable water bottle
plastic produce bags
welch’s fruit snack bag
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?