Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States
Name: Kaitlin Brawley
Female 19-year-old marine bio major at UCSC. Apartment with 9 roommates.
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic water bottle
Total items collected: 7
Two contact lens solution bottles, plastic bottle
Deodorant stick, zip lock bag
What items can I easily replace with plastic-free or less plastic alternatives?
Use foil instead of plastic bags to store food
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic-free alternative doesn’t exist?
Processed food that comes in plastic wrappers and zip lock bags
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Contact solution, deodorant
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
None, I really don’t use that much plastic. I could use as little contact solution as possible to make it last as long as possible so I won’t need to buy as many bottles.
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Eating at the dining hall and cooking at home is a lot less wasteful than eating out.