July 1 - July 31, 2020

Amy Fu

WBA EcoChallenge F

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 535 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    73
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Amy's 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 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 25
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 28
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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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.

    Amy Fu 7/30/2020 10:24 PM
    More restaurants are supporting "No Straw Campaign" and only offer plastic straws to customers upon request.  Largest fast-food giants like McDonalds, Fairwood, Maxim, Cafe de Coral is one of many examples. 

  • Amy Fu 7/30/2020 10:14 PM
    Say no to plastic cling wrap and replace them with ethically made and biodegradable organic cotton food covers. It can keep your food super fresh. Also, it is also washable meaning that you can use it over and over.

  • Amy Fu 7/30/2020 9:56 PM
    Bamboo cutlery is actually heat, water and stain-resistant.  You are not going to have to worry about your utensils changing shapes or turning yellow from eating curry or other food.  Wash it and dry it straight away after eating and your bamboo utensils will last much longer.

  • Amy Fu 7/30/2020 9:45 PM
    Next time when you are offered single use plastics, like cutlery and straws, don't accept it just because it's convenient at that moment. If you can't reuse it, refuse it. Do it for the environment.