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Join us in reducing plastic consumption, especially single-use plastics, in ways that fit best in your lifestyle and are most impactful to reducing your footprint.
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Although plastic is a versatile material with many uses, it is also concerning because it presents health risks, contributes to litter and pollution, and is challenging to dispose of. Some of the most common and problematic plastic items we deal with every day come in the form of packaging and single-use plastics. Since these items are used for a short period of time and then discarded, they contribute significantly to the increasing amount of plastic waste.

Be part of the solution by joining the Plastic-Free Challenge. Together, our actions can help protect water, address climate change, improve our health, and create a plastic-free world.

Remember that developing low-waste habits is a gradual process. Start by browsing the actions within each category, and select actions that make sense for you and your family. In this challenge, you can select up to five daily actions and five one-time actions.
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  • March 7 at 4:25 AM
    I don't think I learned much, except that my habits have changed. For instance, the few times that I got food out, I tried to not accept disposable plastics (straws, cutlery, etc.) or extra disposables of other material (such as paper/cardboard). It is easy to say "I'll just recycle it if I don't use it", but it really is better to...
  • March 1 at 9:25 AM
    I learned that there are things I can do to create a better world for all of us. I also learned that many of the changes for one person are a small improvement but if many make the change we've got a chance to make a big difference. Thanks to Hennepin Co. for doing the Challenge. Keep it up!
  • March 1 at 5:55 AM
    Thank you all for participating in the challenge and joining the City of St. Louis Park team! I hope it was helpful and informative!