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Amanda A

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Amanda's Actions

Food

Ask, don't assume

If I am in a position to hand out single-use items (napkins, straws, shopping bags, flyers, etc), I will ask if they are wanted, rather than leave it up to the recipient to actively refuse unneeded items.

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Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag.

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Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

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Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

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Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

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Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

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Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

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One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Amanda A's avatar
    Amanda A 7/12/2021 11:00 AM
     Action: Ask, Don't Assume " If I am in a position to hand out single-use items (napkins, straws, shopping bags, flyers, etc), I will ask if they are wanted, rather than leave it up to the recipient to actively refuse unneeded items." 

    I created this action because I think it's an important part of helping our workplaces make less waste, and normalizing the other options to single-use plastic consumption.  
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

    Amanda A's avatar
    Amanda A 7/02/2021 10:45 AM
    My family has avoided aluminum deodorant since I was ten, so health-store deodorant is already normal for me. My homemade baking powder/coconut oil deodorant was already ready and waiting, I just needed to get back into the habit of using it again, now that the warmer weather meant I didn't need to spend time melting the coconut oil in my hands every morning. 

    • Leola Specht's avatar
      Leola Specht 7/03/2021 8:51 AM
      wow, lucky you and your family to have made a deodorant formula that works, Amanda!  i've been avoiding aluminum and other chemical commercial antiperspirant/deodorants for some years but I find that most natural deodorants don't work for me (I get stinky quickly!).  I have found that habitatbotanicals.com deodorant works and has no plastic, yay!