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Michelle Cheng

WBA EcoChallenge D

"Plastic Free Ecochallenge"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 866 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    37
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    37
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Michelle's Actions

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Michelle Cheng's avatar
    Michelle Cheng 7/30/2020 11:48 PM
    Fantastic! It really helps changing habbits.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Buy Only What I Need
    As you have reduced your spending, what have you noticed about your 'health and safety' purchasing habits? How might this change your longer term purchasing decisions?

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    Michelle Cheng 7/09/2020 7:54 PM
    think whether it is necessary before purchase
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

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    Michelle Cheng 7/09/2020 7:53 PM
    natural and comfortable...
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Michelle Cheng 7/09/2020 7:50 PM
    less packaging and wastes
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Just Say No
    Do some research on polystyrene and polyvinyl. How many items in your house already contain these toxins?

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    Michelle Cheng 7/09/2020 7:50 PM
    can't imagine there are so many

  • Michelle Cheng's avatar
    Michelle Cheng 7/09/2020 7:45 PM
    great, making progress everyday
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using reusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable food packaging or eating utensils, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

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    Michelle Cheng 7/07/2020 9:42 PM
    Do less takeaways...again and again
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Michelle Cheng 7/07/2020 9:41 PM
    yes, people are bringing bottles more.