January 8, 2016

Plastic Challenge: jennifer patrick, Week 1

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Location:  Boise, ID, United States

Name: jennifer patrick

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years. I’m a cyclist, runner, environmentalist, dog and cat lover, currently in school and working in a restaurant.

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
straws
bars of soap wrapped with plastic
2 plastic shopping bags

Total items collected: 9

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
cherry tomatoes container

bread bag tie
lid to soy milk box

Items: Nonrecyclable
2 bread bags
cherry tomatoes container
coffee bag
bread bag tie
lid to soy milk box
toothpaste container
garden burger patty wrapping
kitty litter bag (not pictured)

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
could buy coffee in a paper bag :-(
free range tomatoes…
make my own bread

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

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
cat litter
soy milk boxes

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?
coffee in plastic bags and cherry tom-toms

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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