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  • 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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    Jenelle Gondek 7/09/2020 8:15 PM
    I haven't been buying any makeup for many reasons 1. It's a pandemic  2. I'm not working and I'm just at home 3. Makeup requires a lot of work and it's too hot to do that 4. I really have to be aware what's in my makeup because of my sensitive skin and my values of no animal testing 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Buy Only What I Need
    As you have reduced your spending, what have you noticed about your 'health and safety' purchasing habits? How might this change your longer term purchasing decisions?

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    Jenelle Gondek 7/09/2020 8:13 PM
    Long term I would like to get back into buying things that are durable (will last more than a few uses), sustainable (if possible), recyclable vs landfill, and just saying no if its not something I absolutely need 

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    Jenelle Gondek 7/09/2020 8:11 PM
    How's everyone's first week going? I've definitely more aware of my plastic consumption (especially during the pandemic) and trying to find ways to decrease while also not risking my health and safety

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    Jenelle Gondek 7/06/2020 2:33 PM
    As promised, I completed my waste audit! 
    The biggest proponents in my landfill waste were paper towels (in the process of switching to unpaper towels), food wrappers (chips, rice, any food that comes in a bag), chicken/turkey containers (there isn't a good meat market by me so I get the prepackaged ones from the grocery store) and finally tissues (Kleenex)

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    Jenelle Gondek 7/05/2020 12:10 PM
    Success! I had brunch with my cousin today and was able to use my reusable straw when ordering cold-brew coffee!

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    Jenelle Gondek 7/02/2020 2:56 PM
    I've made it my goal this weekend to start another waste audit to see where and how I can cut down my landfill waste

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    Jenelle Gondek 7/01/2020 4:42 PM
    The grocery store is especially tough during a pandemic to find plastic-free options. I tried to make a summer pasta dish today and all of the tomatoes were in a plastic container :( however, I was able to still use my reusable bags and didn't have to put my kale in a plastic one!