July 1 - July 31, 2019

John Lynch

GREY

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 301 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    18
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Homemade Pet Food/Treats

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 10 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    John Lynch 7/18/2019 9:55 AM
    Yes, straws up turtles noses seem to be a theme. My wife now carries around reusable straws. HOWEVER I feel we are been hoodwinked on this as, for example the percent  of plastic on a McDonald's meal that is made up by 'straw plastic' seems small.  What about drink lids, plastic happy meal toys,  single use cutlery, stop small saute packaging etc... 
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