July 1 - July 31, 2019
July 1 - July 31, 2019

Polymeric Purge Party

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research, and sustainable practices.

Points Total

  • 431 Today
  • 4,551 This Week
  • 17,070 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    89
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    12
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    117
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    751
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    114
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    959
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    506
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1,145
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    9
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    144
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1,476
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    919
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 21 at 5:19 AM
    One life, one planet. It’s gonna be too late before our neighbor, friends, community, country, etc. to realize the importance of reducing waste. What we do affects others directly & indirectly. Packaging in an item purchased from another country & littering in your own neighborhood have impacts. It’s difficult to get the word out cause...
  • July 20 at 12:40 PM
    I guess the plastic packing serves the seller.  It is more convenient for transporting and stocking of the store. This photo shows my produce source now. The folks own the roadside stand where I can buy fruits and begs in the spring summer and fall.  6482F725-F3FA-4EE0-8654-9939CDE5EAD6.jpeg 3.74 MB 94DB5554-D66C-4CAB-A46E-B21EF45872CF.jpeg...
  • July 20 at 8:02 AM
    I have yet to participate in a community clean up, but i’ll pick up trash on my cool down walk (after a run) back to the house. It reminds me of a message at church: Are you a renter or an owner?I also bring a small bucket when I paddle board & collect any floating debris in the water that I pass by. It’s a good feeling knowing that’s one...
  • July 20 at 5:33 AM
    According to a 2011 paper published Mark Browne, 85% of the human-made debris were microfibers. This incredibly high percentage of clothing-based pollution really says two things. We need to focus on buying natural fibers and buying second hand. Synthetic fiber (Polyester, Acrylic, Rayon, Nylon, Acetate and Triacetate) used for clothing has a...
  • July 19 at 6:00 PM
    Ate breakfast at Sheetz. The sandwiches are wrapped in paper which after I shredded it fit nicely in my compost.  I took my own coffe container and my husband took our double walled cold drink cup., effectively no waste at all with this meal!! Tonight’s dinner out, real plates and glass glasses!!! Only paper napkin waste with this meal. 
  • July 19 at 3:28 PM
    My wife & I don’t use plastic bottles unless we’re in a situation that won’t let us bring in our reusables such as a concert. A hydro flask can keep your beverage cold (or hot) for hours and hours. I find it rewarding to not have to throw away a plastic bottle.

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Competitions

Challenger Members Points Challenged Members Points  
Challenger: Polymeric Purge Party Challenger Team Members: 111 Challenger Points: 17070 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Virginia Zoo (non)Plastics Challenged Team Members: 90 Challenged Points: 19854 Winning?: