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Mary Naus

Hennepin Trash Pirates

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 261 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    37
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Mary's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 7 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 5
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Shop Used

I will buy secondhand goods to reduce the demand for new plastic products and avoid packaging.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New

I will reuse existing bags such as pet food bags, grocery bags, or online shopping bags instead of buying new bags to line my trash containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Plan a Garden

I will plan an herb or vegetable garden for next year at my home, workplace, or community garden.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

I will ditch plastic wrap and use reusable containers, lids or wraps instead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Skip Single-Use Plastic for Freezing Food

I will use reusable containers when freezing food and opt for glass or metal when purchasing new containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Ditch the Baggie

I will ditch the zippered plastic bags for food storage and switch to reusable containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

    Mary Naus's avatar
    Mary Naus 1/16/2021 10:03 AM
    I repurpose glass containers and I use reusable containers I purchase.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New
    What are some of the challenges or benefits you have experienced using reused bags instead of a bag purposely designed to hold trash?

    Mary Naus's avatar
    Mary Naus 1/16/2021 9:56 AM
    I save money and know my effort helps. It really makes sense to reuse whenever possible.