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Carol Armstrong

L.A. Zoo - Angeleno Plastic Eliminators (APE)

Points Total

  • 5 Today
  • 20 This Week
  • 540 Total

Carol's Actions

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 3 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

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Community

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

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Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption

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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Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

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Community

Dig into Bioplastics

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impacts of bioplastics and how to properly dispose of them in my city, and I will share this information with 5 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

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Community

Write Letters, Emails or Sign Petitions

I will write or sign 1 letters, emails or petitions per day to advocate for plastic-free or planet-friendly policies.

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Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

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Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

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Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will switch to a plastic-free toothpaste — whether purchased or DIY'd.

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Personal Care

Eco Deodorant

I will switch to a plastic-free deodorant — whether purchased or DIY'd.

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Personal Care

Brush with Bamboo

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

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Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

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Food

Better Gum

I will give up gum or choose gum made from chicle or other plastic-free gum bases.

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Food

Minimize Packaging

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

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Food

Advocate For Better Food Packaging

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

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Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

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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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Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

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

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Lifestyle

Clean Plate Club

When I need to replace my dish soap, I will switch to a bar or refillable option.

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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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Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

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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.

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Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.

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Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions with a sustainable, unpackaged, or refillable option.

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Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

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Food

Advocate for Office Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

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Food

Cook a Plastic Free Meal

I will prepare meals at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

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Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

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  • Carol Armstrong's avatar
    Carol Armstrong 6/17/2022 9:05 AM
    Writing to let you know that Californians will likely get the chance to vote on a plastics ban this November - see the article in today's LA Times...