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Karen Lunde

Zero Waste Task Force - Sierra Club

"Plastic-Free! + Make new friends, but keep the old - One is silver, but the other's gold!"

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Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

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Share My Actions

I will make my low-waste actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

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Kids

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on reasons to avoid plastic and how we will do it.

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On-the-go

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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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.

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Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 2 plastic bags each time I go shopping by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

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At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

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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.

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    Karen Lunde 1/11/2022 11:05 PM
    Alex, thank you for the cleaning tips. The video in that article is enticing! https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a24885/make-at-home-cleaners/

    Lori, your onions are pretty! It's fun to see them growing in the winter! Tasty too ... 

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    Karen Lunde 1/06/2022 6:51 PM
    How to be more Plastic-Free - what a challenge!

    #3, 6, or 7 in that little recycle triangle - these are especially bad plastics - I will try to remember and avoid these! 

    I usually bring and use my own shopping bags. Now, I'll try to remembering to bring and use my own reusable produce bags. 

    I've never made my own cleaning products - do you do that? If so, what works?

    • Alex Kim's avatar
      Alex Kim 1/07/2022 8:10 AM
      White vinegar and water solution with a couple drops of essential oil (optional) works great for most applications.  Super cheap and easy :)  Baking soda is another great resource that you probably already have on hand.  Here are some specific recipes: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a24885/make-at-home-cleaners/