September 11, 2012

Plastic Challenge: jennifer patrick, Week 14


Location:boise, Idaho, United States

Name: jennifer patrick

Week: 14

Personal Info:

Week 14 of plastic reduction, I seem to have hit a wall. The only way to reduce my consumption further is to start making my own laundry soap, shampoo, etc.

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

grocery bags, to go box

Total items collected: 3

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
plastic fork

Items: Nonrecyclable
garden burger wrapper
toothpaste tube

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

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?
vitamin bottles. I have a few that are nearly empty and they will probably be in my plastics pile next week.

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?
I was at a cookout this week for a friend who had just moved back to town, and normally I will ask for a real fork to eat with, but the kitchen was not yet unpacked!

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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