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July 1 - July 31, 2022

Team ECOS

ECOS

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Team Impact

  • up to
    318
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    567
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    516
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    187
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    44
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    581
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    4.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    64
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    93
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    93
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent learning

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  • August 1 at 8:01 PM
    Challenge concluded yesterday but still checking in on teammates and accomplishments
  • July 31 at 4:52 PM
    As I mentioned in a previous post, the most challenging part of avoiding plastic bags is remembering to bring reusable alternatives. Sometimes I'll even have them in my car, but forget to bring them inside a store. The NJ plastic bag ban has really forced consumers to not make this mistake. Prior to the ban, it was all to easy to just use the...
  • July 31 at 4:47 PM
    Though I do believe we need to put greater focus on reducing plastic consumption, creativity may help us find new uses for our current plastic waste. For example, I remember reading an article online about this incredibly talented artist who uses discarded plastic bottles to create very beautiful jewelry pieces.
  • July 31 at 4:41 PM
    At the height of the pandemic, we weren't really going out much anyway. This in itself forced me to almost exclusively make my own coffees and avoid buying out. This had the added benefit of saving me money!
  • July 31 at 4:37 PM
    The easiest ways for me to minimize plastic waste are using reusable water bottles and coffee cups, and avoiding plastic bags when shopping. In NJ, the recent plastic bag ban has forced my family and me to break our habit of forgetting our reusable totes when we go grocery shopping. It has taken a little getting used to, but ultimately the...
  • July 31 at 1:11 PM
    Sustainable fashion brands create fashion in a way that reduces the overall impact on environment and doesn't leave a negative footprint.  Recycled fibers are a much more sustainable option and require no chemical treatment so it's safer to wear and also uses less water and energy to produce.  There are many benefits to the sustainable clothing...

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