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Mary Saraceni

Reid Park Zoo

"Increase my use of non-plastic items while eliminating more plastic items in daily living."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 877 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    291
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    192
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    132
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    166
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    100
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Mary's Actions

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 12 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 45 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 45 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Tim Taylor My Beauty Products

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 6 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Mary Saraceni's avatar
    Mary Saraceni 7/15/2021 10:29 AM
    Searched and purchased gardening bags from Targer made from recycled paper products.

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    Mary Saraceni 7/07/2021 3:19 PM
    Returned from vacation and we used our own water containers, silverware, and reusable shopping bags all week!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Water Bottles
    Using the links provided, investigate the bottling practices of water corporations. There have been many cases where the water rights of the local people have been violated or even completely disregarded when a corporation decides to bottle water from a particular water source. How can you advocate for those who have been harmed by this bottling process?

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    Mary Saraceni 7/02/2021 8:05 PM
    I didn't see any links provided😕
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Mary Saraceni 7/02/2021 6:58 PM
    Sew my own reusable storage bags for packing meals to take to work.

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    Mary Saraceni 7/02/2021 6:54 PM
    While traveling across the state of AZ, we used refillable steel water containers and reusable food storage containers for breakfast and lunch.