Comments on: Trying to go “plastic free” http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: mesin kemas plastik http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24898 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:10:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24898 I support the use of simple materials as a substitute crushed plastic

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By: Annie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24897 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:08:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24897 Beth Terry, a blogger and author decided to take on the challenge of living a plastic-free life. She goes far more than carrying her own containers for carryout places and coffee. She shares lots of tips and experience of the steps she took and the things she learned on this journey on her blog and in her book (which is made from almost no plastic materials)– these are very informative for anyone that would like to reduce their use of plastics. Highly recommended!

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By: bakpia yogya http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24896 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:47:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24896 I support your article post, it’s time to shout the world is not on plastic … because plastic has a lot of environmental damage .

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By: Amy Warne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24895 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:16:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24895 Yup, Its a challenge, to be sure! This is my third year of trying Plastic Free July and its getting easier and more and more habits are changing and sticking with me beyond July.
If you want more tips and ideas about how to live plastic free check out the plasticfreejuly.org website or post questions on our Facebook page

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By: Robin Johnson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24894 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:32:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24894 Maggie,

I’ll have to give Lush another look. My only problem with them is that the fragrance in their store is overwhelming! My biggest challenge is finding plastic-free sunscreen. Too bad Lush doesn’t sell any, or I’d be all over it.

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By: Robin Johnson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24893 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:27:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24893 Hi Megan,

The only place I’ve gotten that comment is Whole Foods, and it’s because of corporate policy. Small businesses don’t tend to have those policies and are happy for the business, whichever container it’s in.

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By: Robin Johnson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24892 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:25:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24892 Hi Diane,

Great to hear about the grocery bags. I have quite a few cotton bags now that I use for groceries and produce. Every little bit counts, and others see your example.

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By: diane ashton-caucci http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24891 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:35:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24891 When touring 5 food markets for the foods we planned on eating the next day. Our host families carried cotton netting carry bags that expanded as more and more items when in them. They had different size netting bags based on what they planned to buy….not to mention they folded up to nearly nothing when finding room in a purse to carry them. One German handbag came with a net shopping bag in the side pocket. We also noted that Europeans don’t freeze as much food as we do, therefore daily shopping in urban cities was common.

I found similar netting shopping bags in a catalog recently, and plan on using them to cut down on the mountain of plastic that builds up in the storage area from my shopping bags. I hope that in using these bags, I’ll reduce buying things I don’t really need, just because they are on sale and often get thrown out, while reducing the amount of plastic I currently have to throw away. No effort is too small when it comes to our environment.

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By: Megan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24890 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:17:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24890 Re: Carry out
I’ve been hesitant to ask restaurants to fill a plastic container that I bring them. I wonder if they would say no because they don’t want the responsibility in case the container isn’t bacteria free.

Good luck on your challenge.

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By: Tomas J http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/07/trying-to-go-plastic-free/#comment-24889 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:21:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=20671#comment-24889 To recycle and reuse plastic containers should really be something that everyone does. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, but from what I can tell, more and more people are doing it. So I’m optimistic about the future, but we all need to spread the word. That’s why I have created a website totally dedicated to environmental slogans.

Thanks for the post!

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