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rebecca monson

Plymouth Area Indivisible

"use less plastic"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 493 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    42
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    21
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    3
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    20
    pounds
    waste recycled

rebecca's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 3 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 7
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 3 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

biodegradable trash bag

I will buy only biodegradable trash bags for my kitchen trash

COMPLETED 8
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will delay replacing my smart phone for 3 years.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

At Home

Choose Natural Clothing Fibers

I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

At Home

Make Green Cleaners

I will make  3 of my own cleaning products (cleaners, detergents, soaps) instead of buying them in new spray bottles each time.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    rebecca monson's avatar
    rebecca monson 1/22/2021 1:26 PM
    I wash and reuse any plastic bags that come into my home which happened a lot during the campaign as they housed postcards and stamps.  I reuse them over and over and over.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these products have so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    rebecca monson's avatar
    rebecca monson 1/22/2021 1:24 PM
    In this country we are not conditioned to bring our own bags to the grocery for our produce. We are starting to change.

    • audrey britton's avatar
      audrey britton 1/25/2021 11:51 AM
      I haven't been inside a grocery store but a few times since the pandemic...but before that, I forgot the tote/reusable bag in the car, I'd make myself go out and get it. Worked! (Also, return the totes right back to the car as soon as they are emptied out.)

    • Sheila Prior's avatar
      Sheila Prior 1/25/2021 10:46 AM
      I've finally developed a habit of bringing my own washable, reusable, produce bags. That part isn't so hard. But I'm finding that a lot of produce, like green onions, carrots, and broccoli, will dry out if they're not in plastic, even if I put them in the produce drawer. Also they can be a little messy. What do others do about this? I need my produce to last at least a week. Reusable tupperware?