February 23, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Lucia Calderon, Week 1


Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: Lucia Calderon

Week: 1

Personal Info:

Female college student

Lucia Calderon’s personal blog:

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

Total items collected: 15

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Plastic water bottle (1) and cap (2)
Mac n Cheese bowl (5)
Advil container (2)

Items: Nonrecyclable
Toothpaste tube and cap
4 popcorn bag packaging
2 balance bar wrappers
Tissue packaging
Granola package
Poptart wrapper

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?

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?

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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