July 1 - July 31, 2019

Pranavi Baisetty

Deloitte Green Dot

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 80 This Week
  • 221 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 4 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 30 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 6 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    Pranavi Baisetty 7/08/2019 7:28 AM
    wasn't too hard, I enjoyed packing snacks that I wanted to eat for my Fourth of July trip. it changed my travel experience as it helped reduce time spent on the road looking for food. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Toiletries
    What is the benefit of using bar soaps or refilling your travel sized containers? Is this an action you think you will keep in your life?

    Pranavi Baisetty 7/08/2019 7:22 AM
    having traveled every week in my previous role, I realized the value of refilling travel sized containers. those tiny plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, etc. are a significant waste of plastic and only have a one time usage. this is an action I plan on keeping in my life because it serves two benefits: I get to continue to use the products that I know and like, and I am not contributing to single use plastic usage.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Back in the Bowl
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

    Pranavi Baisetty 6/27/2019 1:18 PM
    as a lover of makeup and beauty products, I've noticed how wasteful packaging is. so much packaging goes into wrapping the products when there are sustainable sources of packaging that companies could consider. Sephora has a brand that sells products with biodegradable packaging! this challenge will impact my future purchases and buy refillable products to reduce waste. 

  • Pranavi Baisetty 6/27/2019 9:48 AM
    I chose the actions I did to introduce sustainable habits to my lifestyle and hold myself accountable!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    Pranavi Baisetty 6/25/2019 7:22 AM
    people are too worried about what their produce looks like, which is why I think there is so much plastic packaging associated with produce to protect it from scratches/dents/etc. the plastic packaging is not really serving anyone, and really does not serve a purpose. it's easy to go to the grocery store and pick out produce without having to put it in a bag, but not many people think about doing that!

    • Terry Morgan 6/25/2019 7:55 AM
      Good point Pranavi - I try not to use extra plastic when selecting produce.  If anyone forgets and takes one of those little plastic bags, they could re-use that bag for another purpose.