September 6, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Eve Stavros, Week 6


Location:Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Name: Eve Stavros

Week: 6

Personal Info:

I recently retired early and moved from Florida to Virginia, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. I’m fortunate to live in the basement apartment of my best friend’s beautiful log home, where I have time to garden, read, cook, play with my cat, Armani, and SLEEP! Living on a budget, but enjoying some travel — and most of all the time to enjoy the slow life.

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

Frozen yogurt styrofoam cup & plastic lid, straws, water bottles

Total items collected: 8

Total weight: .5 oz

Items: Recyclable
1 eye drop bottle & lid

Items: Nonrecyclable
Packaging tape and plastic wrap from online book swap (4), envelope window (1), milk bottle ring (1), candy wrapper (1),

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?

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

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

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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