July 1 - July 31, 2019

Fran Zak

Bergen County Zoo Goes Green

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 157 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    27
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 9 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Fran Zak 7/16/2019 6:01 AM
    Picked up a used plastic straw while walking on the beach.  I would have hoped that by now people would either stop using straws completely or restaurants would switch to cardboard straws.

    • Carey Compton 7/20/2019 10:31 AM
      Agree!!! It's 2019 after all.  If they need a straw go to paper/cardboard ones.  Thanks for picking up  :-)