May 4, 2015

Plastic Challenge: Nicolette Vera, Week 1


Location:  Pittsburg, CA, United States

Name: Nicolette Vera

Week: 1

Personal Info:

College freshman and living with my parents in a household of six!

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

Total items collected: 20

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
Milk carton
water bottle
hair spray bottle
protein powder jar
bulk items

Items: Nonrecyclable
food packaging

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
The food packaging could have been replaced with reusable products.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
I would be willing to give up one time use coffee cups, ziplock bags and Styrofoam.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Non of the items in my photo are essential to not have a plastic free lifestyle.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Reducing plastic bags and bottles may be necessary to reduce plastic consumption.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
One item I am willing to give up is plastic bags and coffee cups.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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