July 1 - July 31, 2019

Cheryl Payne

National Aquarium

"To reduce the amount of plastic going into our environment "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,470 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    57
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 30 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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 Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 6 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 17 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 6 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 17 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Cheryl Payne 8/01/2019 4:26 AM
    I'm excited to carry on what we've learned here!

  • Cheryl Payne 7/31/2019 4:26 AM
    It's the end of Plastic Free July, but just the start of PlasticFreeNineteen! Let's keep our motivation going!

  • Cheryl Payne 7/30/2019 8:54 AM
    It's the penultimate day for the challenge! Let's finish strong!

  • Cheryl Payne 7/29/2019 1:53 PM
    I forgot to bring my reusable bags to the grocean store today :(

  • Cheryl Payne 7/28/2019 6:31 AM
    Three more days of the challenge! Every little bit we do helps!

  • Cheryl Payne 7/27/2019 5:56 AM
    Did you know, Kenya passed a plastic bag ban in 2017 that makes it illegal to sell or use a single use plastic bag. Violaters face heavy fines and possible jail time. The  impact of the ban is seen in fewer plastic bags in streets and waterways, but has also raised costs on small businesses, the biodegradable alternatives are six times more expensive. 

  • Cheryl Payne 7/26/2019 8:50 AM
    I remembered to ask for no straw in my water last night, but then they still brought a straw in my lemonade :(.

  • Cheryl Payne 7/25/2019 9:43 AM
    We've done so much good this month!

  • Cheryl Payne 7/24/2019 8:56 AM
    One more week until the end of the challenge! I'm planning to continue trying to reduce my single use plastic consumption, we create a lot of waste!

  • Cheryl Payne 7/23/2019 6:00 PM
    I just used some reusable bees wax wrap to cover my leftovers! Woo!