March 24, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Colleen T, Week 2


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Location:Glen Ellyn, IL, Illinois, United States

Name: Colleen T

Week: 2

Personal Info:

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

Total items collected: 8

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 vitamin bottle
1 coffee lid
1 cap
1 hand cream tube
1 chicken tray
1 drink cup
1 inner package from frozen box
1 BBQ Sauce bottle

Items: Nonrecyclable

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Carry my own drink container
Already changed to a hand cream with a more environmentally friendly tube
Make my own BBQ sauce

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Goal – Less frozen food from store

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Plastic/paper coffee cups

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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