November 28, 2014

Plastic Challenge: Olusyar Bareach, Week 1

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I would say stop using plastic bags will be a great step to reduce plastic waste. i try to refuse using them after shopping or use paper bags.

Location:  Antioch, CA, United States

Name: Olusyar Bareach

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I’m a student at LMC Pittsburg, Ca and holding two part time jobs.

Olusyar Bareach’s personal blog:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Plastic bags, Coffee cups and plastic straws at fast food.

Total items collected: 12

Total weight: N\A

Items: Recyclable
7 plastic water bottles. I collect all plastic bottles and recycle them every month.

Items: Nonrecyclable
1 Shopping bag and 4 warpers of candies.

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
water bottles and stop using shopping bags made of plastic. and also plastic forks and knifes at restaurants.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
water bottles and shopping bags are most common plastic waste to stop using it. And yes i’m willing to give up using it to help our community

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
candies wrap and shopping bags

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
I’m financially an independent and able to reduce my plastic consumption by not shopping or eating at places where plastic use is alot.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
water bottles because i noticed this item is most used by me.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I’m reading searching and gaining more knowledge in this field, and i’m willing to work on it to stop daily plastic consumption such as using plastic shopping bags water bottles and other small things like straws forks etc. Thats where we can start our mission and if every one start form basic stuff we might be able to bring huge difference in our community, city and may be in whole country.

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