April 20, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Harumi, Week 8


Location:BELLEVUE, Washington, United States

Name: Harumi

Week: 8

Personal Info:

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

Total items collected: 20

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
• 1 yogurt container #5
• 1 yogurt lid #5
• 2 plastic bags from CSA
• 1 packing air bag
• 2 online shopping bags (reuse)

Items: Nonrecyclable
• 1 yogurt inner lid
• 1 bottle ring
• 1 cracker packaging
• 1 salmon packaging
• 6 q-tips
• 1 toilet paper packaging
• 1 cauliflower wrapper
• 1 vegetable tie

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
shampoo, conditioner, soap, milk, bread

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?

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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