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

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Welcome to the Cincinnati Zoo's Plastic Free Ecochallenge Team! As the Greenest Zoo in America, we are on a mission to end this challenge in 1st place! Feel free to share suggestions, helpful hints, what you're struggling with, and what you're doing great on!

Points Total

  • 91 Today
  • 795 This Week
  • 1,464 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    104
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    28
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 3 at 6:27 AM
    I was surprised that even though I already do a lot to reduce my plastic consumption like using reusable bags, bottles and containers, I was still above the average American when it came to plastic consumption. I really need to look at my consumption of snacks and takeout foods that are in plastic packaging. Cutting down on those items would be...
  • July 1 at 8:22 PM
    I use a metal bottle to carry water or coffee with me in the car.
  • July 1 at 2:57 PM
    Generally when I think about my own plastic consumption, I think about all of the plastic packaging at the grocery store. However, taking this quiz made me realize that more of my footprint lies in the dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, cleaning supplies, and other kitchen items that I use every day, as well as the disposable...
  • July 1 at 1:20 PM
    I couldn't check refuse plastic bags today because I did not do any kind of shopping. I always bring my own bags, and if a store will not allow it due to COVID, I ask for paper instead. I appreciate how many online orders are allowing to request for plastic free packaging. Still a long way to go (I'm looking at you and your air pillows,...
  • June 30 at 12:02 PM
    I am joining this Plastic Free Ecochallenge to help hold myself accountable. I always think I am doing everything I possibly can to reduce plastic in my every day life, but I know there is always more to learn and more I am not thinking of. I love being a part of team that is supportive, can share innovative ideas and resources, and will help...
  • June 30 at 11:19 AM
    I think it's all about perception. If you wrap your produce in plastic, consumers think it's protected so it makes them feel safer. It must increase sales, otherwise I doubt producers would go to the extra expense and effort. Of course, plastic is cheap so it probably doesn't cost them much. I try to avoid putting produce in plastic bags by...

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Competitions

Challenger Members Points Challenged Members Points  
Challenger: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Challenger Team Members: 40 Challenger Points: 1464 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Challenged Team Members: 96 Challenged Points: 5529 Winning?: