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David Keliher

L.A. Zoo - Angeleno Plastic Eliminators (APE)

"https://www.patagonia.com/why-plastics/ The clothing industry has a plastic problem. To create change, it’s going to take action at all levels."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,977 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    56
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    54
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    119
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    56
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    54
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    11
    minutes
    spent learning

David's Actions

Lifestyle

KEEP IT UPCYCLE

Post to our Team APE feed about an item that you "upcycled" or "creatively reused" and thereby avoided consuming plastic associated with buying a new item and having that item sent to you/your area!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

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

Community

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 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

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 1 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brush with Bamboo

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions with a sustainable, unpackaged, or refillable option.

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

Clean Plate Club

When I need to replace my dish soap, I will switch to a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Go Strawless

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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    David Keliher 7/31/2022 8:26 AM
    This is the last day for this challenge, but we are not done. This is a new beginning and I am grateful to have been part of it. And I encourage everyone to continue reducing the use of plastic. Be safe.

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    David Keliher 7/30/2022 7:54 PM
    We only have one day left for this plastic challenge. I have learned my so much it's almost like my head will explode. But  I don't want that to happen because it's full of a lot of plastic and that would make the environment worse and that's not good. Don't forget to keep using the things we have learned on Monday, August first. Let's Go APE!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle KEEP IT UPCYCLE
    What's a positive example of a repurposed good that you have observed in your neighborhood/city?

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    David Keliher 7/30/2022 7:50 PM
    the District Millworks has repurposed chairs for an art exhibit. art rocks!

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    David Keliher 7/30/2022 7:45 PM
    Maybe someone already mentioned this. Maybe they didn't. I just read that chewing gum results in 100,000 tonnes of plastic pollution every year. That's why when I eat gum I always swallow it so it will stay inside and never leave. It's a small price to pay...but now that I think about it, I had better see my doctor about this. Have a great weekend!

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    David Keliher 7/28/2022 7:41 AM
    Three days to go. Three days of the Condor. Three blind mice. What do they have in common? It probably doesn't matter if we don't reduce the amount of plastic we use!

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    David Keliher 7/28/2022 7:39 AM
    I remember my Grandmother telling me when I was a week lad that plastic was evil. But she loved pasta!

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    David Keliher 7/27/2022 10:00 AM
    Okay. This has nothing to do with plastic but I heard on the radio that Shih Tzus dogs can't swim. Just putting the word out there. Okay. Now let's get rid of plastics.

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    David Keliher 7/27/2022 8:09 AM
    I can't believe this eco challenge is ending. But maybe it isn't. Maybe we have learning that we can change, we can learn to live without some plastic. And that's super cool!

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    David Keliher 7/26/2022 7:50 AM
    Good morning. Many people have been super excited to read my posts so I guess I should post another one. Or maybe it was just a dream I had? Well, before I wake up I would like to encourage all of you to dream of plastic free world!

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    David Keliher 7/24/2022 9:45 PM
    On July 5 I was recovering from covid. And I had a dream I was covered in cumulus clouds. And then the clouds grew dark and dissipated and I found I was covered in plastic. It was a nightmare. And then I work up and realized the nightmare was real. Let us all dream we can create clouds and not nightmares. Who is with me? Hello? Are you in a tunnel?