July 1 - July 31, 2020

Alicks Kundart

Washington County Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 540 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Alicks's Actions

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 30
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 12
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Alicks Kundart 7/10/2020 1:05 PM
    Just started making another 5 face coverings.  Still lots of fabric left!  Earlier batch of coverings pictured (minus the furthest left and right ones, which I bought).
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  • Alicks Kundart 7/06/2020 3:19 PM
    Been cleaning out our old house and couldn't avoid the large pile of plastic items any longer.  It's basically a plastic plates, utensils, bowls, little cups, sippy cups, bottles, snack containers, reusable plastic containers and takeout containers that took up space in two different cabinets.  What on earth do I do with it all?  My son is now 9 so little toddler-hand-sized cups, baby bottles, and tiny little plates have no use (and yes...we've just had these things lying around since he was a baby!).  Is it all trash?
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Reusable Face Coverings
    In what other ways can you use creativity or innovation to reduce your waste while adapting to our current times?

    Alicks Kundart 6/23/2020 11:58 AM
    Because of a desire to have a custom mask, I learned to sew for the first time in my life.  Now, I feel I can make and mend other things that I would never have thought of making or fixing before.  I've made masks for co-workers as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Alicks Kundart 6/23/2020 11:55 AM
    Because of COVID-19, bringing my own bags is not always welcome and it's become more difficult.  I still bring the bag and limit my buying so that I can carry items to the register and then put my items in my bag instead of requesting a bag from the store.