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  • Mary Mertz's avatar
    Mary Mertz 7/31/2021 8:36 AM
    I enjoyed the challenge -- and I've told friends about it who said they want to be on a team with me for the next challenge -- hurray!
    The part of this challenge I most appreciated was seeing the collective impacts.

  • Anna Stasko's avatar
    Anna Stasko 7/29/2021 8:38 AM
    When I started this challenge, I selected the action to cook one meal a day with food not wrapped in plastic. While I only succeeded less than half of the time, it made me realize how prevalent plastic is in our food-packaging. Originally I didn't have anything at home that wasn't either in a plastic container, or wrapped in plastic, or had some addition of plastic to the packaging. The challenge was difficult, but it made me more aware. 

  • Michelle Kotsagrelos's avatar
    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/27/2021 7:44 AM
    The challenge is almost over.  WE CAN DO THIS!!

  • Shane Phipps's avatar
    Shane Phipps 7/20/2021 8:25 AM
    I'm not sure why I need an extra plastic bag for personal items when getting my groceries bagged.  All that stuff was in the cart together anyway.  One small victory....

  • Nina Griffin's avatar
    Nina Griffin 7/20/2021 8:15 AM
    I’m really trying. Last night at my meeting, I had my own water bottle and told my chief to thing about switching to a full station rather than plastic bottles. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    Susanne Neßhöver's avatar
    Susanne Neßhöver 7/19/2021 2:08 AM
    Yeah, my plastic consumption is under average in my country. But, I know I could do more. Yes, sometimes I am sooo exhausted, I choose the easy way, and mostly this is the bad plastic way. It should be the other way: easier to take the non plastic way. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

    Susanne Neßhöver's avatar
    Susanne Neßhöver 7/17/2021 1:32 AM
    Depending on the store you visit. It is very hard to find unwrapped items in bigger companys, in lokal based stores it is easyer. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Say No to "Flushable Wipes"
    Even though they are marketed as "flushable," disposable wipes do not disintegrate in water or the sewer system, and actually release microplastics into our waterways. How does it feel to learn this information? What do you want to do about it?

    Shane Phipps's avatar
    Shane Phipps 7/16/2021 7:00 AM
    They also absorb any grease, fat, or oils in the pipes which lead to clogging.  They might be a "convenience" but it only adds to a larger problem.

  • Leola Specht's avatar
    Leola Specht 7/15/2021 8:17 PM
    Rinsed our plastic produce bags for reuse (again, and again and again).  We haven't had to take a new plastic produce bag in a very long time, hooray!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Get Rid of Glitter
    How can you and your little one exercise your creativity without creating more plastic waste?

    Paula McBurnett's avatar
    Paula McBurnett 7/15/2021 11:04 AM
    Alternative art projects--not just glitter substitutes.

    • Leola Specht's avatar
      Leola Specht 7/15/2021 8:22 PM
      Yup all sorts of stuff that might otherwise be discarded can be used for crafts or creating cool new things