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Sabrina Zarine

Go Green LinkedIners

"Break free from plastic and its toxic impact"

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    126
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    152
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    55
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sabrina's Actions

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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Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

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Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

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Food

Start Composting

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

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Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

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Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

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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?

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Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

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One-Time Action

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 10 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

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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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 5 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

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One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/30/2020 3:03 AM
    If you do not have space for an outdoor compost pile, you can compost materials indoors using a special type of bin, which you can buy at a local hardware store, gardening supplies store, or make yourself. Remember to tend your pile and keep track of what you throw in. A properly managed compost bin will not attract pests or rodents and will not smell bad. Your compost should be ready in two to five weeks.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/29/2020 7:47 AM
    I have a 7 months old Shih Tzu and her name is Lola. She is the best decision I have taken and given the pandemic, I juts got her in January this year. She is an absolute darling and follows me around the entire house. She makes me the happiest. She sleeps or plays just next to me while I work during this WFH time and as soon as I finish working and shut my laptop, she knows that its playtime with me. I never thought having a puppy would be so stress free and give me so much joy. She is super friendly and just a very happy happy in general. She has not even been out of the house for her walks due to this COVID-19 and she's fully vaccinated. Dogs are kind, loving, and compassionate – they forgive everything and never hold a grudge. I love waking up with her and also our playtime on the bed before we go to sleep. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/17/2020 6:15 AM
    Stainless straws are easily reusable and highly durable as well. Metal lasts much longer than plastic, and stainless steel straws can last for years if you keep them cleaned and maintained. Single-use plastic straws are particularly contributing hugely to the landfill problem, and one way to reduce plastic straw waste is to use reusable stainless steel straws. There are so many financial costs associated with the use of plastics. We can avoid, or at least reduce them, if we shifted to the use of plastic alternatives that are reusable.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/17/2020 6:12 AM
    Most of today’s toothpaste tubes are made from sheets of plastic laminate—usually a combination of different plastics—often sandwiched around a thin layer of aluminum. The mix of materials makes the tubes impossible to recycle through conventional methods, explained Colgate. To avoid adding to that statistic, you can go tube-free by making your own DIY style or, if you’re short on time, try some of the sustainable toothpaste brands. They’re making a hugely positive impact in the fight against plastic waste! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/17/2020 6:07 AM
    SHAMPOO BARS—HAIR CLEANSER in bar soap form are usually made of natural ingredients to promote hair health, they’re also easier on the environment and great for travel. Adapting a zero-waste hair care routine is one of the easiest changes you can make and your locks will be just as luscious, and your purse will even be a little lighter.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/16/2020 4:08 AM
    "Disposable" razor blade cartridges cannot be recycled because they are made of many different materials, including plastic, steel and rubber.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Back in the Bowl
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/16/2020 4:06 AM
    Plastic waste is littering our oceans and threatening the lives of millions of marine animals. Seals, whales, dolphins, seabirds, fish, crabs and many other animals are dying and becoming sick because of this deadly environmental concern. Marine animals often eat microplastics because of their small size. Plastic contains toxic chemicals, which can increase the chance of disease and affect reproduction. After ingesting microplastics, seals, and other animals can suffer for months or even years before they die.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pretty oh so Pretty
    How can you advocate for the importance of reducing packaging to the rest of your friends, family and larger community?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/16/2020 4:03 AM
    Wherever possible, replace disposable products with reusable ones (i.e., razor, food storage, batteries, ink cartridges (buy refill ink), coffee filters, furnace or air conditioner filters, etc.). replace paper napkins with cloth napkins, replace paper towels with a special set of cloth towels/napkins (or cut up old t-shirts for great towels) - store the used ones in a small container or drawer in your kitchen and just wash and reuse
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/16/2020 3:58 AM
    Use Paper packaging instead of plastic containers. 
    Use stainless steel straws instead of plastic straws.
    Invest in stainless steel bottle or cups instead of plastic bottles.
    Use paper bags or reusable tote bags for grocery shopping.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using reusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable food packaging or eating utensils, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

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    Sabrina Zarine 7/05/2020 3:56 AM
    Refuse what you don't need. Reduce what you do need. Reuse by using reusables. Recycle what you can't refuse, reduce, or reuse