Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Name: Eve Stavros
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
plastic bags (6)
Total items collected: 16
Total weight: 1.4 oz
Bottle cap (1), bottle cut-out piece (1), milk bottle ring (1)
vacuum seal bag (1), shipping tape (1), cat treat wrapper (1), tags from Christmas lights (6), tape (1), carrot bundle wrap (1), small storage box – broken (1), cheese wrapper (1)
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
cat treats – could find a recipe to make some. These were a gift from a friend.
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?
Cheese & meat wrappers – trying to support local farmers, but their packaging is plastic. Will try to work with them for non-plastic packaging as I become a regular customer.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?