May 4, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Leonard Perry, Week 1


alternatives to plastic

Location:  Brentwood, CA, United States

Name: Leonard Perry

Week: 1

Personal Info:

im trying to build my awareness of how much plastic i consume

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
salsa container, soda bottle, chips bag, peanut butter jar, BBQ sauce container, store plastic bag

Total items collected: 8

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
salsa container-2
chip bag-not sure
BBQ sauce container-1
soda bottle-1
peanut butter jat-1
store plastic bag-not sure

Items: Nonrecyclable
chip bag
store plastic bag

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
reusable bags

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
disposable razors, bottled water

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
piping material

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
prep food in advance

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
bottled water, and plastic bag

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
plastic isn’t great to use on everything

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