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Sumit Dutta

HP INIDA Healthy environment

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 565 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    210
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    685
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    216
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    320
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Sumit's Actions

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Thoughtful Toys

I will only buy cloth, wooden or plant-based natural rubber toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 10 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 30 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 6 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 6 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Family Provide the Alternatives
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) does your family regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Sumit Dutta 7/31/2021 11:19 AM
    Straws and plastic bags were used by my family regularly. This is now replaced with steel straws and jute bags. This is an incredible change to impact the environment on a positive side.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:43 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • 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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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:43 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • 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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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:43 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:43 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • 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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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:37 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • 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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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:37 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:36 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:36 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact on the environment I am keeping the activity up at any cost.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Sumit Dutta 7/19/2021 3:36 AM
    It is indeed difficult to remember and put an effort to implement the changes however, to make an impact for the environment I am keeping the activity up any any cost.