July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jenny Bell

ZooTampa Staff & Volunteers

"To reduce plastic waste even more than I currently do. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,024 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    81
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    57
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

    Jenny Bell 7/31/2019 5:00 PM
    I think that bamboo toothbrushes are great. I do not currently compost, so I am worried about how to properly dispose of it once I need a replacement brush. But it definitely uses less plastic and is an easy switch!

  • Jenny Bell 7/31/2019 4:58 PM
    Packing for a trip with my reusable, travel-size  Plaine bottles for shampoo and body wash, reusable straws, and snacks in reusable baggies. 

  • Jenny Bell 7/30/2019 4:55 PM
    I think it’s been a great experience learning new ways to reduce single use plastic, and waste in general. I’m excited to keep it up after the challenge is over.

  • Jenny Bell 7/29/2019 9:53 AM
    Went shopping with my reusable bags today :)

  • Jenny Bell 7/24/2019 4:32 PM
    Brought my own Tupperware and silverware to the work potluck 😊

  • Jenny Bell 7/23/2019 6:52 PM
    I love using my yeti for drinks, It keeps them cold so long. Which is perfect for me,
    I’m always leaving my water bottle somewhere and finding it later.  I love finding it an hour later in the heat, and it still has ice! 

  • Jenny Bell 7/21/2019 5:44 PM
    Waffle cones are the most delicious way to avoid plastic waste. Got some plastic free ice cream tonight 😊

  • Jenny Bell 7/20/2019 2:51 PM
    Went to the movies with my reusable bottle of water. Helped the environment and saved $6 on a coke I didn’t need!

  • Jenny Bell 7/20/2019 7:48 AM
    Heading out for an early lunch with my own drink bottle and bamboo silverware!

  • Jenny Bell 7/18/2019 1:37 PM
    Today I was doing laundry and noticed I’m almost out of detergent in the giant plastic container. After researching more green options (and realizing I’m not up to making my own from scratch!), I purchased some Dizolve laundry detergent strips. One tiny strip, the size of a movie ticket, cleans a load of laundry and reduces plastic waste and 94% of transportation pollution. We’ll see how it goes!