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Sue Jaeger

U.S. Bank

Points Total

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  • 159 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    1.0
    pounds
    waste recycled

Sue's Actions

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes

I will replace my disposable cleaning wipes with a reusable brush or cloth.

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At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 5 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

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DAILY ACTION

At Home

Shop Used

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

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DAILY ACTION

At Home

Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New

I will reuse existing bags such as pet food bags, grocery bags, or online shopping bags instead of buying new bags to line my trash containers.

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At Home

Plan a Garden

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

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Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will keep my phone for at least 3 years and make any necessary repairs or updates to keep it functioning as long as possible.

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Skip the Dryer Sheets

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

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  • Reflection Question
    At Home Plan a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Sue Jaeger 2/13/2022 1:20 PM
    I will be able to see where my food comes from.  Won't buy vegies in all that plastic.   I will feel healthier by eating food that I have grown. 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes
    How have you modified your cleaning routine to make sure you aren't using disposable wipes? Are you satisfied with the results?

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    Sue Jaeger 2/13/2022 1:19 PM
    I use natural fiber sponges to clean and scrub.   I am very happen not using plastic sponges or wipes any longer.   I never thought about it before, but that sponge was turning into micro-plastics and contributing to the plastic problem.   

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    Sue Jaeger 2/13/2022 1:17 PM
    Washed plastic bags and hung up to dry to re-use again.  Used natural sponge and baking soda to scrub my sink sparking clean!  
  • 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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    Sue Jaeger 2/09/2022 9:01 AM
    Used furniture, clothes and housewares is easy.   Used appliances not so easy.  
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Plastic Bags
    Has separating your plastic bags for recycling helped you identify how you might reduce how many you have? What are you doing differently now?

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    Sue Jaeger 2/09/2022 8:58 AM
    I wash my bags and reuse them.  I sort into 3 types:  Recycle,  Trash Bags,  Food Bags.  I made a 3 pocket station to keep them organized.  
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New
    What are some of the challenges or benefits you have experienced using reused bags instead of a bag purposely designed to hold trash?

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    Sue Jaeger 2/09/2022 8:33 AM
    Holes in the bags.  Need to check first.  If they are too holey, they get recycled instead. 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Skip the Dryer Sheets
    How difficult (or easy!) has it been for you to cut dryer sheets from your laundry routine?

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    Sue Jaeger 2/09/2022 8:32 AM
    Stopped using them years ago.  They are nothing but chemical covered plastic.  Use wool balls if you need dryer balls. 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Extend the Life of Electronics
    What maintenance steps do you take to keep your electronics in good working order?

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    Sue Jaeger 2/09/2022 8:31 AM
    keep software updated.