August 17, 2012

Plastic Challenge: jennifer patrick, Week 11


Location:boise, Idaho, United States

Name: jennifer patrick

Week: 11

Personal Info:

jennifer patrick’s personal blog:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
fruit containers at the grocery store
styrofoam togo boxes

Total items collected: 6

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable

Items: Nonrecyclable
2 toilet paper packages (company in town!)
soymilk container
tofu container
coffee bag
corn tortilla package

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
toilet paper wrapper in plastic
coffee in paper bag
make my own tortillas

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?
Sometimes I have to go to the Foodbank to make ends meet. Unfortunately, many of the donated items come from grocery stores when the expiration date is nearing. I’ve received lots of pasta, tortillas, pita pockets, bread, sliced fresh fruit, microwaveable vegetables: all things wrapped in excessive plastic that I normally wouldn’t buy, but, hey, beggars can’t be choosers….

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