February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kayla Kemper, Week 1


Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: Kayla Kemper

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a female. I am 21. I live with 6 girls. I am an art student. I am environmentally conscious. I volunteer at an aquarium. I have worked on a political campaign to ban hydraulic Fracking.

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

sprite bottle, brisk ice tea bottle, orange juice bottle, lemonade bottle, ice tea bottle, 2 plastic lids, plastic wrapper around toilet paper, 2 water bottles, bacon wrapper, 2 candy wrappers, 2 granola bar wrappers, plastic bag for ballpoint pens, plastic cone for flowers, cough drop bag, plastic wrap around paper towels, plastic cup, 2 plastic sandwich bags, 4 popsicle wrappers, 2 plastic cases for chalk, 5 old plastic containers of paint, 10 plastic lids for paint tubes, plastic bag for an iPod nano.

Total items collected: 44

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
i am not sure

Items: Nonrecyclable
i am not sure

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
re-usable water bottle and tuber ware

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?
Containers for drinks

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
do not buy single-use plastic items

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
water bottles and plastic sandwich bags

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
plastic is used as single-use containers for products.

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