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Carol Schneiderman

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Points Total

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  • 298 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Carol's Actions

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Uncompleted
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

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Carol Schneiderman's avatar
    Carol Schneiderman 7/14/2021 6:54 PM
    Went to a store that gives you compostable plastic bags. We use these sometimes for our trash cans and not sure if they are ok to use 

    • Leola Specht's avatar
      Leola Specht 7/15/2021 8:24 PM
      Sure, reuse any kind of bag you can't avoid acquiring for a trash bag - this way you don't need to buy new plastic trash bags :)

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    Carol Schneiderman 7/07/2021 6:46 PM
    On vacation, driving across 4 states. We are using a lot of glass but so far have not purchased anything in plastic!

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    Carol Schneiderman 7/04/2021 10:26 AM
    I find that I don’t complete some of the daily tasks on a daily bans. Does that make sense? It is a process and I am excited to learn how to make my own cleaning supplies

    • Laura R's avatar
      Laura R 7/05/2021 10:11 AM
      I don't either- often because I don't use all the "daily" things on a daily basis.... like I don't make tea every day.  I do make it sometimes... maybe once or twice a week? definitely more often in the winter.

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    Carol Schneiderman 7/03/2021 5:02 PM
    Wondering if I can add actions at this point and if so how? Thanks!

    • Laura R's avatar
      Laura R 7/04/2021 9:53 AM
      Yes! on this "feed" page go to the top left and click "manage actions"

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    Carol Schneiderman 7/03/2021 3:02 PM
    Only bought specialty coffee today which is most definitely an indulgence. The person at the store said the empty bags are collected but he is not sure what is done with them. I will save the bags, bring them back to the store and try to find out if they are reused or recycled. 

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    Carol Schneiderman 7/02/2021 4:16 PM
    Went to the store today because we are planning to leave on vacation. Used no plastic bags for produce, bought no produce per-wrapped in plastic and used no plastic grocery bags, used our own bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Switch to Loose Leaf Tea
    Take time to reflect or meditate over your plastic-free cup of tea. Share your thoughts and reflections with us here!

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    Carol Schneiderman 6/26/2021 5:34 PM
    I had absolutely no idea that there was plastic in tea bags. We do have a garden where we grow various herbs that we dry and use for tea but have also bought tea bags when the dried herbs run out. We will buy only loose tea in the future
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Carol Schneiderman 6/26/2021 5:33 PM
    I use more plastic than I thought and this surprised me. Learning this helps me to give more thought to how I use plastic