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Wong Karina

WBA EcoChallenge D

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 500 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    87
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Wong's 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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Homemade Pet Food/Treats

I will prepare my own pet food and treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 15
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

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 1 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Make the Change to Cloth Diapers

I will replace single use diapers for reusable cloth diapers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 10 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Wong Karina's avatar
    Wong Karina 7/30/2020 11:30 PM
    I really enjoy this eco challenge. It is meaningful and I have learnt a lot from it.

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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 8:27 PM
    I enjoy having to have own laptop to work as no need to print out or write note
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 7:59 PM
    They just simply like us petting them. They enjoy rubbed by rubber glove haha
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Homemade Pet Food/Treats
    Does making your own pet food seem like a habit you can keep up in the long term? What else can you do to reduce your use of plastic packaging that can come from taking care of your pet's needs?

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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 7:58 PM
    Definitely. My cats like the steam fish that I made for them. Home made pet food is also healthier so I will continue to do that.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Dam the Flow
    Disposable tampons and menstrual pads are often quite expensive. What are the economic and personal benefits of this switch for you?

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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 7:56 PM
    Honestly menstrual cup is less convenient than disposable tampons and menstrual pads. However, they are cheaper (as they can be reused). Considering its benefit to the environment. I would continue to try it.
  • 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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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 7:54 PM
    Mostly take away food packaging contains polystyrene and polyvinyl.
  • 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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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 7:52 PM
    Soap bar and shampoo bar contain less chemical but high cleansing performance. They are cheaper and more environmental friendly.

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

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    Wong Karina 7/29/2020 7:51 PM
    I don't use deodorant at all. We don't need to much chemical in life. Just keep our bodies clean.

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    Wong Karina 7/28/2020 8:20 PM
    Two more days left and this ecochallenge will end. I am excited to see the result!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Wong Karina 7/28/2020 8:19 PM
    Bamboo handle is easier to grow mold. So please make sure they are not dip in the water. Keep it dry after use.