May 4, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Eonna Mendez, Week 1

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Location:  CA, United States

Name: Eonna Mendez

Week: 1

Personal Info:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I refused an excessive amount of plastic bags by using reusable shopping bags.

Total items collected: 21

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
bottles and caps- I don’t see a recycling # but they are accepted at recycling centers.

plastic bags- #2 (some grocery stores has recyling bins for bags)

fruit cups- #5 (I don’t think they get recycled)

Yogurt bottle- #2(looks recyclable, but I don’t think it gets recycled)

Items: Nonrecyclable
– peanut package
-balloon bag
-cup lids
-shower cap
-drink cup

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
bags
bottles
fruit cups
peanuts package

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

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

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
easilly using alternatives

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Making a change for 1 week to avoid unnecessary use of plastic can make a difference.

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