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Acquire necessary plastic items used instead of new.

Check second-hand stores, FreecycleCraigslist or borrow.  Car-sharingTool-lending. I have no problem acquiring second-hand plastic. I think it’s always good to give things as many uses as possible before sending them to the landfill or recycling center. I also look for items made from recycled plastic, for the same reason. Here’s a partial list of plastic items I’ve acquired second hand since my plastic project began:

  • Plastic cat litter boxes and cat carriers via Freecycle and thrift shops
  • Computer monitor from Craigslist when my old one broke and couldn’t be repaired
  • Crockpot
  • Power strips via Freecycle
  • Laptop computer from secondhand electronics store

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