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M G

League of Women Voters Richfield

"it all adds up"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 625 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    57
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided

M's Actions

On-the-go

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

I will ditch plastic wrap and use reusable containers, lids or wraps instead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 3 plastic bags each time I go shopping by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Swap Sponges for Longer Lasting Reusable Options

I will ditch the sponge and use a reusable or compostable option such as a brush, scrubber or dishrag instead.

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Choose Natural Clothing Fibers

I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, acrylic or spandex.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this action for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    M G 2/16/2022 3:10 PM
    When you forget to bring your reusable bag back to the car, it's frustrating and you have to use a store bag then.  Building a good habit and pattern to bring bags back out will be key to making this stick long-term.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

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    M G 2/02/2022 9:14 AM
    We found some of these at Ikea and have loved them!  Great for saving partially cut veg, or on top of cans. 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Avoid Harmful Plastics
    Do some research on polystyrene and polyvinyl. How many items in your house already contain these toxins?

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    M G 2/02/2022 9:10 AM
    One purposeful action we took today was not buying coffee out.  (We do try to use our reusable cups when we can, but the drive-thru option doesn't really work with that method!) So by not getting coffee out, we avoided the plastic lid - which can be PP but can also be PS.
  • 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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    M G 2/01/2022 8:13 AM
    I typically shopped with 'ease' as the most important goal.  If I was already at Target getting food, I could get a tablecloth or toy very easily and quickly.  When shopping secondhand, it often feels like you need to understand what shops are available in your area and what their specialty is.  Used clothing or furniture are fairly easy to find around here, though the quality and cost vary widely.