July 1 - July 31, 2020

Sahara Strothers (Ecochallenge.org staff)

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Sahara's Actions

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

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Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

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Community

Estimate My 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.

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One-Time Action

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  • Just watched the documentary, A Plastic Ocean, for the first time. It ended up just me watching it this evening, but I can still talk with my family about it! One of the things that stood out to me from it were the plastic pellets, or "nurdles". A few weeks ago I went to the beach and I did some litter pick up, there. Among the micro-plastics in the sand, I found these inorganic bead-like plastics. Now I know they were nurdles.
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  • 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?

    I found out quite a bit! For one, it was kinda nice to know that my consumption of plastic items is about 20% less than the average american, but still nearly 25% more than the average European. It makes me want to do some research as to what about the avg. European lifestyle contributes to less plastic consumption. I also learned that plastic is EVERYWHERE. I didn't really think about a car and its plastic parts being a part of the problem, for example. Now that I saved my results I'm going to see if I can lower my plastic footprint by next year's Plastic Free July!