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Peggy Sullivan

Maryland Zoo

"For Plastic Free July and the future, avoid all plastic where possible and recycle what I can. "

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Participant Impact

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    11
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    11
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    77
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    2
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    135
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Peggy's Actions

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic reduction-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 25
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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
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

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/30/2021 1:15 PM
    I took my clean used cupcake container to Flavor Cupcakery where I purchased cupcakes as a fundraiser for BARCS!  They used it, too.  I explained about plastic-free July.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Buy Only What I Need
    As you have reduced your spending, what have you noticed about your 'health and safety' purchasing habits? How might this change your longer term purchasing decisions?

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/29/2021 6:46 PM
    I used to feel that I had to “stock up” on personal items - shampoo, rinse, etc. - but now I’m using up what I have and saving money.  CVS is going to hate me!

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/29/2021 6:44 PM
    Being more aware of my purchases is helping me cut back on plastic use and looking for alternative items.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/29/2021 6:41 PM
    I have so little food waste that I need to take it to my local Mom’s Organic store.

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/28/2021 8:53 AM
    When planning for new purchases at the grocery and pet store, I take my reusable bags, including mesh bags for loose fruit and veggies.  

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/27/2021 4:41 PM
    Today’s trash pickup was at the zoo!  People putting on wristbands couldn’t all seem to find any of our trash cans!

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/25/2021 9:35 AM
    It’s a hot one outside today, so we are eating leftovers from our reusable containers and keeping the house cool with fans and microwave use.

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/24/2021 8:09 AM
    Continuing to compost my teabags and orange peels.  We don’t waste much in this house!

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/24/2021 8:05 AM
    Be careful when ordering take-out.  Some restaurants still use only plastic while others use cardboard.

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    Peggy Sullivan 7/22/2021 2:37 AM
    I had my windows replaced today.  I hope to get some energy savings and also hope the old windows can be recycled.