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Sijoy Sagar

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Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 815 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    139
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    475
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    145
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    113
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    140
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    137
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    115
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sijoy's Actions

Personal Care

Tim Taylor My Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 5 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Get Rid of Glitter

I will teach my little ones about microplastics while we do a craft project together using glitter alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Make the Change to Cloth Diapers

I will replace single use diapers with reusable cloth diapers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Thoughtful Toys

I will only buy cloth, wooden or plant-based natural rubber toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 6 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 30 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 31
DAILY 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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 31
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

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Sijoy Sagar's avatar
    Sijoy Sagar 8/09/2021 11:36 PM
    I am very happy to be a part of this campaign that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution, I got the support from my family and friends so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The overall journey was so exciting that it became a daily routine and my kids were very specific in not using plastic bottles or spoons or forks. I bought coppper bottles for entire family so that we all can make our contributions and support the community and be a part of the change. Every single aspects of daily use plastic was bought to minimal and some to zero during this entire campaign. My building association members supported this initiative and now every apartment member is following certain rules to minimize plastic usage.

    A BIG Thanks to Eco Challenge team members and please continue to bring more of these initiatives and Keep up the Good Work.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Tim Taylor My Beauty Products
    Homemade makeup is a practice which has been done in community for thousands of centuries as many indigenous women relied on plants for their bright make up. How can you incorporate that sense of community as you embark on a similar pursuit?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:34 AM
    Again as we speak its all about brands and celebrities endorsing certain materials. We should always promote these from Big brands so that its impact a larger population
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:33 AM
    Its all about saving time and using the least effort while shaving. Its better to use trimmers to avoid multiple disposable razors
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Donate Zero Waste Period Products
    How can having access to zero waste period products help people who menstruate overcome barriers to education or other opportunities?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:33 AM
    this is definitely a challenge but educating and helping would make a difference
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Dam the Flow
    Disposable tampons and menstrual pads are often quite expensive. What are the economic and personal benefits of this switch for you?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:32 AM
    Its always good to use the latest hygiene methods and supporting the environment all possible available options
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:31 AM
    I definitely would like to explore all possible options however availability and other challenges of using a specific bristles due to dentist advice is always a challenge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:05 AM
    I havent experienced any side effects till now but would be interested in researching more on it
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:04 AM
    Its not easily available and needs to be customized. It takes a lot of time to switch and get adjusted
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:04 AM
    Its good but sometimes the refilled materials are not of good quality. It takes time to get adjusted to a certain brand which offers refill options than buying a new bottle
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use
    What was your strategy in talking with your favorite restaurant's management? Did you find it to be effective?

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    Sijoy Sagar 8/02/2021 10:03 AM
    It took a lot of effort to convince the hotel management and i was happy to see some of them stopped using plastic bags and converted all of them to paper bags and also started educating customer to get their own bags and vessels to avoid using plastic materials