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July 1 - July 31, 2020

Chicago Office


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.

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Team Impact

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    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
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    with people
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    spent learning
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    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
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    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
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    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
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    public officials or leaders
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    zero-waste meals

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  • July 28 at 2:23 PM
    Keeping your yard or neighborhood free of litter is not only making the area more presentable but it is also a source of pride and ownership in your community.  If you don't take care of your yard/neighboring areas, you cannot expect someone else to do it.  I have a lovely neighborhood with older trees and with everyone being home, yards have...
  • July 23 at 2:03 PM
    Many restaurants are no longer offering straws automatically, you have to request them.  Sometimes they are already on the table (wrapped in plastic!).  I do not use them or I will refuse a straw if offered.  Now and then I get a Frappacino and forget to bring my own straw.  I need to be better about bringing my reusable ones with me for that...
  • July 17 at 7:59 AM
    I started doing something that was suggested here and now I ask them not to bag my groceries and take them out to my car and put them in my own bags. It takes a little extra effort, but it works if you want to avoid the pile of plastic bags.
  • July 14 at 6:25 AM
    It's going well.  It is easy to have zero waste and use reusable containers when you are working from home.
  • 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...

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