February 19, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Marena Chambers, Week 1


Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States

Name: Marena Chambers

Week: 1

Personal Info:

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


Total items collected: 20

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
The large cartons, the cup and spoon, and the tray. not sure how they would be recycled though.

Items: Nonrecyclable
The coffee cups

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
the coffee packs

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

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
a gallon of milk.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Use my own preground coffee.

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

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
most of the plastic I use is hard to avoid… its everywhere.

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