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Sarah Traxler

Edison Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 189 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sarah's Actions

Food

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Prepare Homemade Treats

I will prepare my own pet treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will contact a local support organization and donate reusable period products to reduce the financial burden to access them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Give the Gift of Experiences

I will give experiences instead of things for gifts.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Collect My Contacts

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Assemble a Zero Waste Kit

I will assemble an eating-out bag with cloth napkins and reusable utensils, containers, and cups and use it to avoid disposable to-go containers and cutlery for 3 meals each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Swap the Snacks

I will swap 5 prepackaged snacks for unpackaged fruits or veggies or homemade or bulk items.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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

Avoid Harmful Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polyvinyl, polystyrene and polycarbonate (#3,#6 and #7).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies or homemade or bulk items benefit your household?

    Sarah Traxler's avatar
    Sarah Traxler 2/04/2021 8:38 AM
    Not only do homemade and bulk snacks decrease plastic, but they are usually much more nutritious!
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Assemble a Zero Waste Kit
    What items do you keep in your kit? What steps have you taken to help make this a habit and remember to bring your kit with you?

    Sarah Traxler's avatar
    Sarah Traxler 2/04/2021 8:38 AM
    I keep a straw, small cup, spoon and reusable bag. They just stay in my purse so that I have them at all times.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

    Sarah Traxler's avatar
    Sarah Traxler 2/04/2021 8:37 AM
    I really like the beeswax wraps and have been using them for a while now.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Donate Zero Waste Period Products
    How can having access to zero waste period products help people who menstruate overcome barriers to education or other opportunities?

    Sarah Traxler's avatar
    Sarah Traxler 2/04/2021 8:36 AM
    Having reusable period products allows people with periods to access school and work without having to worry about being out when they are bleeding.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate Your Plastic Footprint
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    Sarah Traxler's avatar
    Sarah Traxler 2/04/2021 8:35 AM
    I have already done a lot to minimize my plastic consumption as much as I can, but have work to do regarding take out meals.