June 1, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Margaret, Week 49


Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States

Name: Margaret

Week: 49

Personal Info:

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

Grocery bags
Snacks and drink cups on airplane
Subway bag (one of the two times I went there this week, obviously not both times)

Total items collected: 27

Total weight: 3.4 ounces

Items: Recyclable
2 prescription bottles –
Berry clamshell (from produce box)
Bread bag
Subway bag
Bittersweets container

Items: Nonrecyclable
Produce stickers
Fruit leather wrapper
2 lint roller sheets
4 candy and snack wrappers – from airport
4 string cheese wrappers
Frozen tator tots bag – a tax season “I just want quick junk food” purchase
Burgerville drink lid
2 straws
Box window
Envelope window
Pull tab from sparkling cider bottle
Supplement bottle underlid and outer ring seals

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I just ordered a Glass Dharma straw!

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

I’m greatly reducing dairy products

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