February 23, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Truong, Week 1


What are some ways that I can reduce plastic when I am always busy to go to classes and I just want to grab a plastic bag full of goodies that I bought at the store.

Location:San Jose, California, United States

Name: Hanh Truong

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a female college student. I have lived in California for all of my life and I have 3 brothers. I am currently training to be a docent at the Seymour Center

Hanh Truong’s personal blog:

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

Total items collected: 9

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
None of my items are recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
1. Cereal bag
2. Nutter Butter Bites Bag
3. Chips Ahoy Bag
4. 2 Chocoshrooms bag
5. Sandwich bag
6. 2 straw wrappers
7. Hawaiian chips bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Reusable cereal containers and reusable straw wrappers

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Chocorooms, hawaiian chips, and Nutter Butter Bites Bags

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Chips Ahoy bags

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Finding other ways to eat snacks

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I am surprised about how much plastic I really use

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