December 3, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Elora Hinckley, Week 1

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Location:  Antioch, CA, United States

Name: Elora Hinckley

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a college student living in Antioch, California with my mom and brother.

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

I haven’t refused any plastic items during my first week.

Total items collected: 24

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1. Soda can
2. Plastic bottles
3. Coffee filter packs
4. Potato chip bags
5. Kleenex package
6. Candy wrapper
7. Starbucks coffee cups

Items: Nonrecyclable
1. Plastic bag
2. Birth control container

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Plastic bags and plastic bottles

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

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Buy a container that I can drink my water in instead of drinking it out of a plastic bottle.

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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