November 30, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Carolina Gonzalez, Week 2


Location:  San Francisco, CA, United States

Name: Carolina Gonzalez

Week: 2

Personal Info:

Hello my name is Carolina Gonzalez and I’m a student at San Francisco State University.

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

Total items collected: 30

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
– plastic bags
– 1 milk bottle
– 9 drink bottles
– 2 yogurt cups
– 1 small tub
– straws/spoons

Items: Nonrecyclable

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
– bottles
– plastic bags
– small tub

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
– bottles
– candy bars/chips
– Bags

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I would cut out convenience food and drinks.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
I would give up plastic bags this week.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I am starting to see items that can alter for something else. It has changed my eating habits also. Overall a positive experience.

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