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Teresa Lane

WashU Plastic Free

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 557 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    25
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    84
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Teresa's Actions

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Lunch & Learn: Zero Waste Living (WUSM 7/28)

If you’re looking for ideas on how to begin or continue the journey of a zero waste lifestyle, join the Office of Sustainability for one of our BYOB virtual Lunch & Learns on zero waste living! As part of the Plastic Free July Ecochallenge, we will be giving our own tips, tricks, and recommendations for favorite zero waste items and habits, and hoping to hear about yours as well!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Lunch & Learn: Zero Waste Living (Danforth)

If you’re looking for ideas on how to begin or continue the journey of a zero waste lifestyle, join the Office of Sustainability for one of our BYOB virtual Lunch & Learns on zero waste living! As part of the Plastic Free July Ecochallenge, we will be giving our own tips, tricks, and recommendations for favorite zero waste items and habits, and hoping to hear about yours as well!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Family

Use Reusable Baby Wipes

I will make better choices for the environment and my baby's bum by using reusable baby wipes most or all of the time.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 7
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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Make the Change to Cloth Diapers

I will replace single use diapers with reusable cloth diapers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 4 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 13
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

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