September 7, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Christina S., Week 6


Location:Los Angeles, California, United States

Name: Christina S.

Week: 6

Personal Info:

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

shopping bags at Sears and Bed Bath and Beyond
Bags from farmers market

Total items collected: 14

Total weight: 1.0 oz

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
Luna Bar wrappers (3)
Envelope windows (5- a couple of these may have been from last week- I let my junk mail pile up)
Plastic shopping bag from my CSA box
Graham crackers bag
Cap from glass milk bottle
Spout from olive oil bottle

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The bars. I was low on food this week and kept reaching into my emergency kit when desperate for a snack.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Packaged graham crackers- only 1 more pack in my stockpile and then I will make my own.

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
More cooking from scratch; keep a permanent set of utensils in my purse for unplanned meals out.

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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