July 1 - July 31, 2019

Salesforce San Francisco Feed

Back to Team Profile

  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    Niki Mikkilineni 7/15/2019 9:43 AM
    It's easy to skip the packaging for produce if you bring a reusable grocery bag anyways!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    Rachel Rosen 7/11/2019 8:03 AM
    I would say this was a bit tougher to execute as you have to plan in advance, have restraint not to eat your snacks, and keep extra space in your luggage for the container. Additionally, if the container is dirty you have to keep that with you even if you might not have an easy way to clean it.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? What's next on your list to reduce your waste?

    Niki Mikkilineni 7/08/2019 10:59 AM
    It's so simple and easy to use a disposable cup working at Salesforce!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Niki Mikkilineni 7/08/2019 9:36 AM
    With more education recently, people who once grabbed straws without thinking now have to consciously make the decision to use/not use a plastic straw. Not sure if this encourages more reusable straw use, but definitely cuts out some waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think Western society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

    Rachel Rosen 7/05/2019 9:13 AM
    I love that at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's I can take the compostable bags and use them in the bulk bin, thus minimizing the packaging use to get the food to my home. 

    I do think buying in bulk limits my choices so that is a struggle sometimes. We definitely rely more on prepackaged foods and so many more options exist there.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

    Rachel Rosen 7/03/2019 8:50 AM
    I always bring my reusable water bottle bottle with me. I'm trying to figure out a longer term plan to do this in underdeveloped countries by purchasing a filter/purifying device or add on.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Rachel Rosen 7/01/2019 12:52 PM
    Lush is a great place to shop for this! I feel great knowing there is no plastic involved in my shampoo/conditioner/bath bar.