June 14, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Sybil, Week 1

Location:, Connecticut, United States

Name: Sybil

Week: 1

Personal Info:

typically don’t create this much plastic, but someone else has (thankfully and not) been doing the grocery shopping in my household lately.

Sybil’s personal blog:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
hmmm, i used to refuse virtually all plastic, but i have fallen off the so-called wagon lately. i didn’t realize i would have to count, so will do next round.

Total items collected: 20

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
okay, now i know what i need to keep track of next week.

Items: Nonrecyclable
bottle caps

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
I must reclaim the grocery shopping task so i can use all of my cloth produce and grocery bags. Also, leave a travel mug in the car, and always have my reusable utensils and chopsticks on hand.

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?
Contact lens solution and containers are always in plastic. I wear my glasses (which are plastic but not quite as disposable) often, but they aren’t ideal for some actions/adventures.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
see above, grocery shopping.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
no coffee to go if i don’t have my mug.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
Even though I recycle all that I can, it’s obviously better not to acquire it in the first place.

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