Going plastic free was difficult. Plastic is use in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Over the course of my challenge I found it difficult to remove common plastic items from my life, with the most difficult area being my school lunches. Generally, when making my lunch, I pack a sandwich and snacks. The plastic bag that I tend to use for my sandwich or any other snacks was easy to replace with plastic and glass containers. Where the problem arose was trying to find a substitute for applesauce containers and the packaging of small snacks, like cheese strings. I was surprised by how many single-use plastic items I use daily, without even realizing it, or giving it a second thought. My advice to anyone attempting to live a more sustainable, plastic-free life style, would be to use reusable containers whenever possible, and to make your own snacks, like cutting up cheese and carrying it to school in a container, as opposed to buying and wasting all of the plastic that is in a package of cheese strings.