July 15, 2012

Plastic Challenge: jennifer patrick, Week 7


Location:boise, Idaho, United States

Name: jennifer patrick

Week: 7

Personal Info:

These are plastics that I used personally, or shared with my boyfriend and/or cat.

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

plastic straws, grocery bags, candy wrapper

Total items collected: 10

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
berry box
plastic spoon
compostable to go box

Items: Nonrecyclable
TP wrapper
plastic “disposable” razor (my boyfriend’s)
velcro from my soccer goal
Cherry bag
ramen noodle wrapper
tofu wrapper
soymilk container

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?

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 chose not to buy a chocolate bar because they were all packaged in plastic :-(

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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