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Daniel Kessler

Maryland Zoo

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 596 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    44
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Daniel's actions

Study

Numbers Everywhere

The numbers #1-7 on plastics tell us a lot - and can help us be better recyclers. I will learn what these numbers mean and which types of plastics are accepted for recycling in my area.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Kitchen Go Strawless
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Daniel Kessler 7/21/2023 8:11 PM
    Noticed a couple of changes: some businesses are asking if you would like a straw, while a few have changed to compostable materials like heavy paper for straws. There does seem to be more awareness, although we have a long way to go!

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    Daniel Kessler 7/15/2023 8:22 PM
    Joined because there is a need to team together to make awareness of plastics and their effects on planet earth: both short term and long term. Single use straws and bags are very common in our area. We do have the opportunity to recycle both, but it's not common. Not much effort in our area to ban single use bags and straws.