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Kyle Samejima

Zero Waste Mpls

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 125 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided

Kyle's Actions

At Home

Shop Used

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

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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

Skip the Dryer Sheets

I will replace dryer sheets with a reusable alternative or use nothing at all.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase 10 products from the bulk section of a grocery store using my own containers.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Ditch the Baggie

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Make Your Own

I will try 3 new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s), such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 Plastic Wrap

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 9:16 AM
    Two of my most valuable resources on the problem and solutions with plastic are The Story of Plastic documentary that my organization, Mpls Climate Action, screened twice last summer with a BIPOC panel. It really highlights who is most hurt by plastic production and disposal and how corporations lack accountability. Also, this podcast, Dr. Max Liboiron on Reorienting Within a World of Plastic from For the Wild is with an anti-colonial, feminist plastics researcher who lays out the history, problems and solutions with plastic so well.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Your Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 9:00 AM
    I just made my own mustard and it's so simple. I do know that having the right tools to make it makes it easier and not everyone has access to those tools. I am however a bit overwhelmed trying to make my own gluten free sourdough bread.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think our society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 8:59 AM
    I can buy smaller amounts and have it be fresher than if I bought a big bag of a product of something I don't use much.

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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 8:57 AM
    Reused my potato chip to freeze ground turkey!

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    Kyle Samejima 1/25/2021 10:39 AM
    I joined the Plastic-Free Challenge to be connected to others who are taking action and to learn. I also joined because I see the intersection between an extractive economy, environmental justice and zero waste. I take lots of zero waste actions and know that there is always more to learn!