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Pearl P

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"Being mindful of my plastic and doing my best."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 747 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4.3
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed

Pearl'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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Contact My Legislator about EPR

I will learn about extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies for packaging and share my position with the legislators who represent me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Plan a Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Buy Used Pet Supplies

I will purchase secondhand water/food dishes, collars, or leashes, and other pet supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Swap the Snacks

I will swap 1 prepackaged snacks for unpackaged fruits or veggies or homemade or bulk items each time we need more.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 1 plastic bags per day by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Pearl P 2/20/2023 7:52 AM
    I got a coffee in a "compostable" cup today, but it wasn't certified BPI - trash. Is there info out there on the life cycle of compostable foodware that wind up in landfill?
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Plan a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Pearl P 2/17/2023 1:26 PM
    I am planning a pollinator garden with high school students! This will expand habitat for bees and butterflies, offer employment opportunities to youth, provide better rainwater collection and filtration, and look pretty!

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    Pearl P 2/17/2023 1:19 PM
    I shopped at a bulk bin today and got my item in a reusable plastic container rather than a plastic bag. I will use the deli container for tupperware going forward.

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    Pearl P 2/17/2023 7:56 AM
    I did not sleep well last night and got coffee in a disposable cup.. I am human :)

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    Pearl P 2/16/2023 2:33 PM
    Acquired to-go soup from the co-op today ... but the container is BPI compostable! I'll count it as neutral

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    Pearl P 2/15/2023 1:39 PM
    Struggling to differentiate 'one time' actions and recurring ones. Honestly, if I've done it recently, I check it off.