July 1 - July 31, 2020
July 1 - July 31, 2020

Chicago Office

Deloitte

One small step, one day at a time, we want to make a difference to reduce plastic use in our everyday lives and educate our friends and families about the steps they can also take to eliminate reliance on all things plastic.

Points Total

  • 105 Today
  • 105 This Week
  • 2,180 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    12
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 9 at 1:20 PM
    Have to admit I had not given much thought to disposable razors and assumed (like everyone else) that they would be recycled.  Apparently, they are not!  I have taken steps to shave less (laser hair removal for my legs was done a long time ago thereby only needing touch ups).  I still buy disposable razors but not as often as the average woman...
  • July 6 at 6:14 AM
    Instead of buying new plastic liners for my trash bins, I will often use plastic bags from Target or a grocery store.  It might mean changing the liners more often and discarding smaller items, but it's a way to repurpose the plastic bags when I shop.  Because of COVID, many stores will not allow customers to bring their own re-usable bags to...
  • July 4 at 4:16 PM
    I appreciate having a local farmer's market where I can purchase unwrapped produce every weekend.
  • July 1 at 7:42 AM
    Before finally tossing something like a bag, box or plastic container, try to repurpose it so that it is used more than once.  You can even re-use rubber bands from celery purchased at a grocery store or that come with a floral arrangement, for instance.  When I have stray ribbons from packages/gifts, I use them to tie my garden plants to...
  • July 1 at 7:38 AM
    PlasticFree_collective impact poster-v3.png 15.61 MB Check out the collective results from last year's ecochallenge.  This is all teams who participated, not just for Deloitte, btw.
  • June 29 at 11:25 AM
    Over the weekend I read an article whereI learned that the age of plastics began in the 1860's when John Wesley Hyatt invented the first breakthrough synthetic polymer as a substitute for ivory.  In 1907 a Belgian chemist, Leo Hendrik Baekeland created the first fully synthetic, commercially successful plastic to replace shellac (a moldable...

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