April 29, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Lashawn Wayne, Week 1

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What stores in Northern California allows you to bring your own containers to by bulk items? What stores should I shop at to help reduce my plastic waste and also save money?

Location:  Antioch, CA, United States

Name: Lashawn Wayne

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Living at home with my mother and little brother.

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Tried to refuse junk food like chips, soda, juices, candy, etc.

Total items collected: 15

Total weight: 1lb

Items: Recyclable
Water/juice Bottles.

Items: Nonrecyclable
Hamster food bags & plastic shopping bags

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?
I’ll be willing to give up junk food.

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?
Soda or juice bottles

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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