July 1 - July 31, 2019

Rachel Rosen

Salesforce San Francisco

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 397 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditions with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Visit the Butcher

I will purchase meats and cheeses from the deli counter or a butcher shop, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 6
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?

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    Rachel Rosen 7/11/2019 8:03 AM
    I would say this was a bit tougher to execute as you have to plan in advance, have restraint not to eat your snacks, and keep extra space in your luggage for the container. Additionally, if the container is dirty you have to keep that with you even if you might not have an easy way to clean it.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think Western society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

    Rachel Rosen 7/05/2019 9:13 AM
    I love that at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's I can take the compostable bags and use them in the bulk bin, thus minimizing the packaging use to get the food to my home. 

    I do think buying in bulk limits my choices so that is a struggle sometimes. We definitely rely more on prepackaged foods and so many more options exist there.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

    Rachel Rosen 7/03/2019 8:50 AM
    I always bring my reusable water bottle bottle with me. I'm trying to figure out a longer term plan to do this in underdeveloped countries by purchasing a filter/purifying device or add on.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Rachel Rosen 7/01/2019 12:52 PM
    Lush is a great place to shop for this! I feel great knowing there is no plastic involved in my shampoo/conditioner/bath bar.