July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jessica Raeke

National Aquarium

""R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, recycle! C-O-N-S-E-R-V-E, conserve! Don't you P-O-L-L-U-T-E, pollute the river, sky, or sea or else you're gonna get what you deserve!" - Rocko's Modern Life"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,450 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    95
    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

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 Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

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

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, and dirt with baking soda.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 60 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

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

Create Your Own

Husband Help!

I'm going to work on not only making my practices more environmentally friendly, but also encouraging my husband to do his best to participate and make some changes as well.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own 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 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

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 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Jessica Raeke 7/31/2019 7:37 AM
    Today is the last day! One of the things I loved most about this is how competitive it was and I hope everyone continues watching their plastic consumption like they're battling for a top spot in the rankings :)

  • Jessica Raeke 7/30/2019 5:34 AM
    Going to a local carnival tonight and taking my reusable silverware with me!

  • Jessica Raeke 7/29/2019 4:30 AM
    I've found a yogurt brand I really like that comes in a glass jar! It's called Oui by Yoplait and it's yummy, I recommend it!

  • Jessica Raeke 7/28/2019 7:05 AM
    Home stretch of Plastic Free July, y'all!!

  • Jessica Raeke 7/27/2019 7:43 AM
    Since I forgot my takeout containers at home, looks like I'll have to rethink my lunch plans...

  • Jessica Raeke 7/26/2019 8:53 AM
    Plastic Free July is almost over!...aaaaand I'm running out of ideas to post about!

  • Jessica Raeke 7/25/2019 6:20 AM
    Won a neat purse made out of aluminum pull tabs for Plastic Free July today!!

  • Jessica Raeke 7/24/2019 6:46 AM
    One week to go!!! But that doesn't mean we should stop being plastic free once July is over!

    • Jaime Webster 7/24/2019 7:24 AM
      Completely agree - I've learned new ways to avoid plastic this month and will be continuing with these habits permanently :-)

  • Jessica Raeke 7/23/2019 8:28 AM
    Going to use my new re-usable produce bags at the grocery store today!

  • Jessica Raeke 7/22/2019 12:47 PM
    Got some Starbucks with my re-usable cup today! Very Versace ;D