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Maureen Mossak

Commons Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 382 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    32
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Maureen's Actions

Kids

Provide Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic-free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cutlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Lake Clean Up

I will pick up plastic litter on the lake around the ice fishing areas and dispose of it properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

On-the-go

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Clean Up Pet Hair with Reusables

I will use a a reusable lint brush or vacuum to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets, and furniture.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Switch to a Plastic-Free Shave

I will replace my disposable plastic razors with a steel safety razor.

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

Personal Care

Replace My Toothbrush

I will replace 1 of my household's plastic toothbrushes with recycled plastic, wood or bamboo toothbrushes.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    Maureen Mossak's avatar
    Maureen Mossak 2/03/2021 9:47 AM
    Fork, Spoon, knife, two straws, napkin, plastic tupperware for leftovers. I keep the silverware in my purse.  I keep the plastic tupperware in my car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Switch to a Plastic-Free Shave
    What has been your experience with switching to a plastic-free razor? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors?

    Maureen Mossak's avatar
    Maureen Mossak 2/01/2021 11:22 AM
    I had previously used a Intuition razor which had refillable blades that included a built in solid for lathering. It was supposed to remove the need for shaving cream or soap.  However, there was a lot of plastic packaging with each new blade.  I changed to a metal safety razor where I can change out and recycle the blades and now use a shaving bar for lather. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Clean Up Pet Hair with Reusables
    What reusable options have you started using to clean up pet hair?

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    Maureen Mossak 2/01/2021 10:53 AM
    I started using the Chom Chom roller to remove pet hair from furniture.