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Barb Swanson

Clean Team

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Barb's Actions

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

I will complete a plastic consumption calculator to learn about my plastic footprint.

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Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Use Plastic-Free Beauty Packaging

I will use beauty products that come in plastic-free packaging, refillable packaging, or I will make my own.

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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.

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At Home

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about plastic waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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  • 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?

    Barb Swanson's avatar
    Barb Swanson 1/23/2021 10:07 AM
    Have bought a reusable floss container, but still using regular floss.  the composable floss breaks and gets stuck in teeth.

    • Kyle Samejima's avatar
      Kyle Samejima 1/23/2021 10:49 AM
      Barb, I had the same problem. I wish the compostable floss was sturdier on my sharp tooth edges. However, I tried something recently - I thought if I can reuse my toothbrush for months, why can't I rinse and reuse my floss a few times? I know this might freak some people out or make them cringe, but if I rinse it, it shouldn't be reintroducing bacteria back in my mouth. Just giving this a try!