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July 1 - July 31, 2020

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine LiveGreen

Nebraska Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center

Reduce plastic use--saving resources, reducing emissions, eliminating waste, all of which makes for a healthier planet and healthier humans.

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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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    pieces of litter
    picked up
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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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    zero-waste meals

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  • July 31 at 4:57 AM
    Well, here's the close to another July, it went really fast. Covid-19 really presented some challenges to the Challenge this year but I think we've learned a lot through it. Keep up the good work and see you for the next EcoChallenge.
  • July 30 at 9:04 AM
    What concerns me most is all the simple things people could be doing to help the environment, but they choose not to. The other day while out on a grocery shopping excursion, I noticed a half-full plastic to-go cup complete with plastic lid and plastic straw that was left right in the center of an empty parking space. I took that personally. In...
  • July 30 at 8:49 AM
    The answer is obvious. Blood is life, but it's also a biohazard. If you have no way to dam the flow, then you're stuck where you are until the flow has ceased. For some that could mean being sequestered in a menstrual hut, for others it could mean missing school or a paycheck, and for some it could mean all of the above. In some parts of the...
  • July 29 at 10:17 AM
    There really isn't any solid evidence that links aluminum to adverse effects in humans unless a human is exposed to very high levels of aluminum. On that note, there isn't any solid evidence that continued use of products containing aluminum over time DOESN'T lead to adverse effects in humans. In my opinion, why take any unnecessary chances,...
  • July 29 at 4:59 AM
    Bought one of the Ethique holders for my shampoo bar. It's made out of bamboo and sugarcane--no plastic in sight. It's supposed to last about 5 years and is compostable. It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts and in what kind of condition.
  • July 28 at 5:55 PM
    Another trip to the compost facility tomorrow. I'm really liking this. Maybe someday I'll have a yard and can start my own. Of course, then I couldn't include some of the stuff that a commercial operation can take, but....

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