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Amy Abdai

Reid Park Zoo

"Trying to reduce my plastic consumption to help save the earth for future generations "

Points Total

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  • 1,543 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    198
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    20
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Amy's Actions

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

To the extent allowable in my community, I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 1 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Amy Abdai 7/31/2020 3:31 PM
    See you for next year’s challenge 

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    Amy Abdai 7/30/2020 4:19 PM
    This year’s challenge has reinforced things I was already doing to reduce my plastic consumption. However, I didn’t find too much new this year. I hope there will be some new challenges next year.

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    Amy Abdai 7/29/2020 4:43 PM

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      Amy Abdai 7/29/2020 4:44 PM
      Reusable toilet paper. Might give this a try at some point.

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    Amy Abdai 7/28/2020 4:02 PM

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    Amy Abdai 7/27/2020 5:03 PM
    I buy tortillas on a weekly basis. Even though I save and reuse the plastic bags the tortillas come in, I have wished there was another way to get the tortillas. Inspired by a post on the Reduce Waste Now Instagram feed, I tried my hand at making my own tortillas this week. It was an interesting experience. I didn’t have a rolling pin, so the tortillas were a bit thick, but they were pretty good. After I get myself a rolling pin, the challenge will be trying to make them weekly.

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    Amy Abdai 7/26/2020 3:23 PM
    Just started using the Fill It Forward app.  You place a sticker that you have to purchase from the Fill It Forward website on your reusable water bottle. Every time, you refill your bottle, you have to scan the sticker using the app. The app then tracks the environmental impact (waste diverted, emissions saved, ocean pollution prevented) of each refill, and with each refill, Fill It Foward donates money to clean water projects around the world. A win/win situation!

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    Amy Abdai 7/25/2020 3:44 PM
    Sad to see all the single use masks and gloves on the ground. If people are going to use them, I wish they would dispose of hem properly.

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    Amy Abdai 7/24/2020 3:28 PM
    Actually bought no plastic items today. 

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    Amy Abdai 7/23/2020 4:35 PM
    Spotted at Target- glad to see this

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    Amy Abdai 7/23/2020 4:34 PM
    Spotted at Target- glad to see this