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Stephanie Joseph

New York Aquarium

"TO create new and sustainable habits to decrease my single-use plastic use."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 65 THIS WEEK
  • 840 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    21
    food items
    properly stored
  • UP TO
    179
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    13
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Stephanie's actions

Kitchen

Meatless Meals

There are many benefits to enjoying meatless meals - including reducing our plastic footprint. Most meats and dairy products are packaged in plastic, so this month, I will reduce my animal product consumption and enjoy 1 vegetarian or vegan meals each day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

In addition to refusing and reducing my consumption of single-use plastics, I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day of the Plastic Free Ecochallenge.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Bathroom

Travel Toiletries

Travel-size toiletries aren't just more expensive per ounce, they also have a higher plastic-to-contents ratio, and result in over 980 tonnes (2.2 million pounds) of plastic waste each year. If traveling this month, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Bathroom

Plastic Free TP

Most toilet paper is wrapped in plastic #4, or low-density polyethylene - a thin plastic film that cannot be recycled back into more plastic film. To avoid this plastic wrapping, I will purchase toilet paper wrapped in paper instead, or use a reusable toilet paper option.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Take the pre-survey!

Help us make the Plastic Free Ecochallenge the best it can be! Take the challenge pre-survey (and look out for the post-survey at the end of the challenge!) so we can better understand the impact the challenge has and how we can improve in the future. Plus, you'll earn points for completing it! Thank you!

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Plastic-Free Produce Storage

Produce doesn't need to be stored in plastic bags to stay fresh! I will learn how to properly store my produce to extend its freshness without single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Choose Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase unpackaged produce at the grocery store or at the farmer's market.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Stephanie Joseph 7/16/2024 2:02 PM
    I'm excited because I bought a refillable travel toiletry set for my upcoming trips.

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    Stephanie Joseph 7/10/2024 2:36 PM
    I'm having a hard time finding some food items without plastic, so I have been re-thinking whether I need certain items.

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    Stephanie Joseph 7/09/2024 7:52 AM
    I enjoyed picking up trash along the shoreline at the beach this weekend. It felt good removing those pieces so close to the water.