December 4, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Eve Stavros, Week 17


Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Name: Eve Stavros

Week: 17

Personal Info:

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

plastic bags (6)

Total items collected: 16

Total weight: 1.4 oz

Items: Recyclable
Bottle cap (1), bottle cut-out piece (1), milk bottle ring (1)

Items: Nonrecyclable
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?

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