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Barbara Buehl

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 205 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    waste recycled

Barbara's 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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Skip the Dryer Sheets

I will replace dryer sheets with a reusable alternative or use nothing at all.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Make Green Cleaners

I will make  1 of my own cleaning products (cleaners, detergents, soaps) instead of buying them in new spray bottles each time.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 2 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 3 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will delay replacing my smart phone for 3 years.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polyvinyl, polystyrene and polycarbonate (#3,#6 and #7).

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about plastic waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

At Home

Plan a Garden

I will plan an herb or vegetable garden for next year at my home, workplace, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Shop Used

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Plastic Caps
    What are some things you can do to avoid using plastic bottles and plastic caps in the first place?

    Barbara Buehl's avatar
    Barbara Buehl 2/03/2021 8:33 AM
    I recycle them with the containers 

    • julie moore's avatar
      julie moore 2/03/2021 9:43 AM
      Buy in bulk. I save all of my jars from purchases and now have quite a set to refill! My problem is my local coop no longer has refillable cleaning product options. Fortunately, I am pretty much making my own, but personal care is still something I am working on.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Make Green Cleaners
    Which household cleaners did you try making? Have you been able to simplify your cleaning routine?

    Barbara Buehl's avatar
    Barbara Buehl 2/03/2021 8:32 AM
    I make laundry soap on a regular basis

    • Barbara Buehl's avatar
      Barbara Buehl 2/03/2021 9:52 AM
      1 cup Fels Naptha   soap  ( I shred it  in a veg shredder or cheese grater and then put it in food processor to make it into tiny  almost powder)
      1/2 cup Arm & Hammer  washing soda
      1/2 cup Borax
      mix well
       I store it in an airtight container and use 2 TBSP per load wash temp low warm

    • julie moore's avatar
      julie moore 2/03/2021 9:43 AM
      What is your laundry soap recipe?

  • Barbara Buehl's avatar
    Barbara Buehl 1/30/2021 8:19 AM
    I recycle every bit of plastic I can. I look for the recycle sign on plastic bottles I have to buy to make sure they can be recycled.  When we  order take out I ask for NO plastic utensils

  • Barbara Buehl's avatar
    Barbara Buehl 1/26/2021 8:36 AM
      Continue to recycle plastic bags, checking plastic containers in grocery store to make sure they are recyclable,  taking my own  bags  while shopping, looking for alternate containers for products un plastic containers