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Adam Arling

Neighbors for Nick Kor

"Renew my committment to zero-waste and support others in their zero-waste jrouney!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 161 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Adam's Actions

At Home

Ditch laundry plastic jugs in favor of zero-waste products.

Ditch laundry plastic jugs in favor of zero-waste products.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

On-the-go

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

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DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Assemble a Zero Waste Kit

I will assemble an eating-out bag with cloth napkins and reusable utensils, containers, and cups and use it to avoid disposable to-go containers and cutlery for 1 meals each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Shop Used

I will buy secondhand goods to reduce the demand for new plastic products and avoid packaging.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase 5 products from the bulk section of a grocery store using my own containers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Purchase Alternative Toothpaste

I will purchase toothpaste powder or toothpaste tabs in plastic-free packaging, or I will make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or at work.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Support a Sharing Economy

I will support the sharing economy by joining a community tool or toy library.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Switch to compostable floss
    Flossing is a hard habit to maintain for a lot of people! Does making your flossing routine more sustainable give you motivation to keep up this notoriously difficult habit?

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    Adam Arling 1/26/2021 2:51 PM
    Swapped out finally after depleting my stash of old floss around the house.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Purchase Alternative Toothpaste
    Currently, most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. What has been your experience using plastic-free toothpaste options? How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Adam Arling 1/26/2021 2:50 PM
    Swapped tooth paste and floss to tablets and re-usable from Bite.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support a Sharing Economy
    What are the benefits of a sharing economy? How has joining a sharing economy change the dynamics you have with the stuff you use and with your friends, family and/or neighbors?

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    Adam Arling 1/26/2021 2:43 PM
    Re-joined the Minneapolis Tool Library in NE Minneapolis.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Shop Used
    What kinds of items have been easy for you to find used? What has been hard?

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    Adam Arling 1/18/2021 10:59 AM
    I've been using my local Buy Nothing group on Facebook to give and ask for things freely before going to a store to purchase something new. Leaning on community (and returning the favor) has been a great way to interact with my neighbors in new ways too. 

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    Adam Arling 1/15/2021 9:17 AM
    Woohoo let's ditch plastics ya'll! :)