Skip to main content
Sarah Lockwood's avatar

Sarah Lockwood

Recyclops

"Trying to use the funds, resources, and privilege that I have to make this Earth a little better every day."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 742 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    19
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    20
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sarah's Actions

Food

Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 1 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Choose Plastic-Free Deodorant

I will use deodorant that is a plastic-free bar, in a tin or a jar, or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Make Your Own

I will try 3 new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s), such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 2
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

Skip the Dryer Sheets

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate Your Plastic Footprint
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 2/17/2021 5:53 PM
    While this didn’t feel like a complete review of plastic used, it did make me think about what plastic I’m using in what areas and look into ways to replace that. 
  • 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?

    Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 2/15/2021 6:42 PM
    I purchased toothpaste tabs from Tare Market. Unfortunately, the flourish version came in a paper package - but it is compostable. I rarely see toothpaste tabs with fluoride in them, so I was very excited to find these! They work great and I look forward to seeing the long term benefits.

    • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
      Sarah Lockwood 2/17/2021 4:15 PM
      Hi Jessie! The brand is Unpaste. I did just notice that it is a German company meaning that they’ve traveled far to get here, but hopefully more brands will start making tooth tabs w/fluoride.

    • Jessie Roelofs's avatar
      Jessie Roelofs 2/17/2021 12:15 PM
      Ooh! What brand did you find that has fluoride?

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Choose Plastic-Free Deodorant
    What benefits have you noticed after switching deodorant? Softer skin? Better scent? More peace of mind?

    Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 1/31/2021 6:38 PM
    I just picked up Meow Meow Tweet deodorant from Tare Market which comes in a completely compostable cardboard tube. I use the baking soda free version for sensitive skin and it works great! I love that the ingredients are all natural and that I can compost the container when done.
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? Are there any situations where you still struggle to use a reusable mug?

    Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 1/30/2021 9:07 AM
    It has been easier during the pandemic as I haven't gotten coffee out as much, but there are some places not accepting reusables at the moment. I try to only visit local places that will either fill my personal cup or I know they have compostable cups/lids so that I can dispose of them with organics. I definitely make coffee/tea at home more often now and always use a mug.
  • 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?

    Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 1/23/2021 6:29 PM
    So easy! I got wool dryer balls and add essential oil if I want a little scent.
  • 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?

    Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 1/21/2021 7:51 PM
    Always use a reusable water bottle and try to find liquids in glass at the grocery store.

  • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
    Sarah Lockwood 1/02/2021 11:20 AM
    Excited to see another eco challenge! Plastic is definitely a hard one for me when it comes to food because it's often more affordable/convenient, but I'm looking forward to learning and challenging myself.

    • Carolyn Wieland's avatar
      Carolyn Wieland 1/06/2021 11:46 AM
      I often think that the decrease in packaging from food will lead to an increase in healthier items consumed!