May 31, 2012

Plastic Challenge: jennifer patrick, Week 1

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Location:boise, Idaho, United States

Name: jennifer patrick

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I’ve been a vegetarian for 21 years. I just this week became vegan, so shouldn’t have any more yogurt containers!

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

plastic beer cup

Total items collected: 7

Total weight: 02.8 ounces

Items: Recyclable
small to go box -compost, made of corn
yogurt container-#5 recycled
yogurt container lid- #5 recycled

Items: Nonrecyclable
toothpaste tube-trash
toilet paper wrapper-trash
tortillas wrapper-trash
top of cat snacks package- trash

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

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

toilet paper

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
vegan

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
yogurt container

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’m wondering if meals eaten at restaurants are falsely thought of as “plastic free”?

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