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K Jucha

The Wooden Forks

"To get out of my comfort zone by incorporating new, 'inconvenient', plastic-free habits. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 402 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    16
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    16
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

K's Actions

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Swap the Snacks

I will swap 1 prepackaged snacks for unpackaged fruits or veggies or homemade or bulk items.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support a Sharing Economy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

I will complete a plastic consumption calculator to learn about my plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 2 meals each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    K Jucha 2/11/2021 8:34 AM
    TBH, what I find frustrating by a plastic-free challenge is that one needs to be affluent to replace plastic wrapped bulk items (such as bags of rice) with loose rice from the co-op. 
    Now that my husband and I are on a fixed income, maintaining my small plastic free habits is quite costly for us. I am doing my best but it is disheartening when I find myself reaching for cheaper bagged items as opposed to bulk items. 

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    K Jucha 1/22/2021 6:05 AM
    It's a bit difficult for me this week because I am visiting family. The family I am visiting does not compost, etc. Still, I will forge ahead!

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    K Jucha 1/20/2021 5:17 PM
    I chose the challenge to get tips and inspiration from others. I selected the actions I did to get out of my comfort zone. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Pick Up Plastic Litter
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    K Jucha 1/16/2021 11:34 AM
    I don't know if 'connecting' is the right word. Instead, it makes me realize how much alcohol drinking is done in parks and while driving, I see lots of  beer cans, and glass alcohol bottles tossed on roads from drivers who were drinking and driving. 
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Assemble a Zero Waste Kit
    What items do you keep in your kit? What steps have you taken to help make this a habit and remember to bring your kit with you?

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    K Jucha 1/16/2021 11:31 AM
    I have several plastic utensils (which were given to me even though I asked various restaurants NOT to include plasticware), left over plastic take-out food contains, and cloth napkins. I wash and reuse all of those items. 
    I also carry a small metal food knife w a cover on it for cutting food (I don't use a plastic knife since it doesn't cut well), and an 
    aluminum water bottle, travel mug, and a bamboo fork. 
  • 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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    K Jucha 1/16/2021 11:25 AM
    I used to send bags and bags of items to a well known thrift store but I recently read that 80% of items sent there wind up in the landfill. 
    I now buy MUCH LESS than in the past, and what I no longer need, I try to sell locally via an app.
    Going this route made me appreciate others who are trying to find. a better home for unused items other than the landfill.  

    • Carolyn Wieland's avatar
      Carolyn Wieland 1/17/2021 4:38 PM
      It has been disheartening to learn that the textile recycling market isn't as glorious as we think of it!