December 5, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Lindsey Peck, Week 1


My suggestion to cutting down your plastic waste is to carry it around with you until you get home. You will realize how much plastic you use and it will detour you from buying more plastic throughout the day

Location:  Antioch, CA, United States

Name: Lindsey Peck

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a female student at Los Medanos college in Pittsburg,CA. I live at home with my parents and do not have a car right now. I feel that me not having a car really contributed to me realizing how much plastic I use. I had to carry around all of my plastic items with me through out the day until I was able to get home. I felt like my plastic was weighing me down as I went about my day.

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

i tried to refuse plastic bags as much as i could

Total items collected: 27

Total weight: N/A

Items: Recyclable
all of my plastic bottles, my make up containers, my food containers and my plastic utensils.

Items: Nonrecyclable
my plastic bags, and my plastic wrappers

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic water bottles

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
my food containers and my water bottles

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
I feel everything can be replaced

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
to use non plastic containers and water bottles

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
food containers

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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