February 7, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Kerry Thompson, Week 1


Location:Saratoga, California, United States

Name: Kerry Thompson

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a second year at UC Santa Cruz. I live in a single this year on campus. I am in the Seymour center docent class and wanted to find out how much plastic I use on a weekly basis.

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

plastic containers for food
plastic bags from grocery store
plastic forks

Total items collected: 10

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
yogurt container
contact containers

Items: Nonrecyclable
Cup a noodle container
Popsicle wrapper

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I could easily have replaced the plastic spoons with metal spoons.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
defiantly the plastic spoons

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
my contact cases

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
do not buy food with a lot of plastic packaging

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
the spoons

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I think it was easier not to use so much plastic living on a campus dorm because the food is prepared for you and you do not need to buy a lot of food with plastic packaging.

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