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Dustin Sprouse

Niron Magnetics

"Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,137 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    12
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning

Dustin's 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

Personal Care

Switch to a natural loofah or wash cloth

I will replace my synthetic loofah with a natural loofah or wash cloth.

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 3 plastic bags each time I go shopping by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Completed
One-Time Action

Kids

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on reasons to avoid plastic and how we will do it.

Completed
One-Time Action

On-the-go

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Swap Sponges for Longer Lasting Reusable Options

I will ditch the sponge and use a reusable or compostable option such as a brush, scrubber or dishrag instead.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Dustin Sprouse's avatar
    Dustin Sprouse 2/28/2022 6:58 AM
    Congrats to all my Niron Team Mates. You have all done so well and keep up the good work.

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/28/2022 6:51 AM
    It's important to ask about packaging before you ask for a to-go box. And provide feedback if the only option is plastic.

  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Use Reusable Water Bottles
    Can you think of any scenarios where using your own bottle is harder? How can you make sure not to get a disposable bottle in that case?

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/28/2022 6:42 AM
    Reusable water bottles are becoming cooler and cooler - literally - my hydro water bottle keeps my water cool all day! 

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/28/2022 6:40 AM
    Today is the last day of the Plastic-Free Challenge! Good Job everyone! 
  • 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?

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/27/2022 2:15 PM
    Distributors and producers use plastic to save money at the detrimental cost to the environment. Not until we consumers chose to avoid plastic will the industry change. So I urge you to shop wisely and choose the plastic free option when possible. like this photo of the milk section in grocery stores - boxed milk it is. 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Swap Sponges for Longer Lasting Reusable Options
    What are some benefits you've noticed with your reusable cleaning items?

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/27/2022 2:04 PM
    Benefits of reusable items is that they save you money in the long run and save the planet in the long run. 

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/27/2022 10:31 AM
    Recycling today makes for a better tomorrow.

  • Dustin Sprouse's avatar
    Dustin Sprouse 2/26/2022 5:33 PM
    Just a few days left of the plastic free challenge but it doesn’t have to stop there folks. We can all keep reducing our plastic footprint, recycle more, and reuse! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Switch to compostable floss
    Flossing is a hard habit to maintain for a lot of people! Does making your flossing routine more sustainable give you motivation to keep up this notoriously difficult habit?

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/25/2022 8:37 AM
    Switched to bamboo floss, and it comes in a glass jar that is refillable. Got it from Eco Roots. Highly recommend. 

    • Lori Joseph's avatar
      Lori Joseph 2/26/2022 12:35 PM
      Hello Dustin, I am not commenting on the floss but rather replying to your question on my feed regarding the shampoo bars, and this is the only way I can see to answer your question, sorry! Anyway, unfortunately I do not have a specific brand of shampoo bar to recommend since there are a ton of them out there and I tend to shop at TJ Maxx and get whatever is cheap! :)  But the last ones I have purchased were Olivia Care, and they were fine, another brand I like for personal care in general is Acure, I use all their products and they have a shampoo bar, usually available at Whole Foods and Amazon. Bottom line, I tend to lean toward anything organic, less chemicals the better.   Hope this helps! :)    Lori Joseph
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Switch to a natural loofah or wash cloth
    In what ways has your shower experience changed since you stopped using a synthetic loofah?

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    Dustin Sprouse 2/25/2022 8:32 AM
    Bought a Konjac sponge online, which is made from the konjac root and bamboo fibers. Must say I'm impressed and love it! And the one I bought online didn't have any plastic wrapping either. win win.