December 11, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Margaret, Week 21

Week 21

Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States

Name: Margaret

Week: 21

Personal Info:

Margaret’s personal blog:

Total items: 26

Total weight: 4.6 ounces

Items: Recyclable
Bubble mailer from buying Honeybee Gardens makeup – they used to carry this at New Seasons, I found the perfect foundation, and then New Seasons stopped carrying it. For the time being I can only find it online.

Items: Nonrecyclable
PopChips bag
Inner bag from box of Annie’s bunny grahams
2 pieces of packaging from a set of Radius travel toiletry cases
Foam packaging from buying a soap dish made from repurposed single-use chopsticks
Broken hanger
Frozen pizza wrapper
Produce twist tie
4 lid seals from paint bottles
2 twist ties from something
A small bag from something
Something that looks like the top cut off from a bag or packaging
A broken hair band
Container of pencil lead used up
Little hanger from a pair of socks (organic socks, at least)
String cheese wrapper
2 emergen-C packets (bought pre-challenge)
Subway drink lid
2 Starbucks drink lids

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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