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Alyson Bretthauer

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 298 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Alyson's Actions

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 10 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some resuable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable?

    Alyson Bretthauer's avatar
    Alyson Bretthauer 7/07/2020 8:05 AM
    Using Tupperware or reusable ziploc style bags to store and bring food items for lunch. There would be a decent size impact on swapping out the single use bags for reusable ones

    • Alison  Edwards's avatar
      Alison Edwards 7/07/2020 9:53 AM
      Hi Alyson, have you heard of a brand called Stasher? They make re-usable sandwich bags that I have and really like! You can dishwash them and even cook in them!