Location:San Jose, California, United States
Name: Gerardo Nieves
Gerardo Nieves’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic bags, plastic cups and utensils.
Total items collected: 14
Mineral Water Bottle #1
Corn Oil Bottle #1
Juice bottle Lg #1
Water Bottle #1
Flavored Water Bottle #1
Plastic Fork No #
Syrup Bottle #5
Peanut Butter Container #1
Mouthwash Bottle #1
Juice Bottle Sm #2
Coffee Cup Lid No#
2 Ziploc Bags No #
2 Spray Can Tops No #
Soda Bottle No #
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Utensils and Water Bottles
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?
Bottles that food products are sold in.
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Buy substitute products.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
One week of no plastic water bottles.
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I am already using as little plastic as I can with minor exceptions.