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PAMELA TURNER

Kenwood Isles

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 336 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste recycled

PAMELA's Actions

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 4
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 2 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

At Home

Ditch the Plastic Dry Cleaning Bags

I will call ahead to ask if I can bring my own garment bag to the dry cleaner or request no bag.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 1 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Pick Up Plastic Litter
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    PAMELA TURNER's avatar
    PAMELA TURNER 2/06/2021 2:00 PM
    I walked by a group homeless people living in tents, and saw a sizable pile of trash.  I realized that these people do not have the resources for garage pickup.  Ironically, I thought about carrying plastic (!) bags to give to people to pick up their own trash.  I would pick up more litter if I carried more plastic (!) bags and gloves.  We need an alternative to plastic trash bags.

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    PAMELA TURNER 2/01/2021 6:31 PM
    I'm interested to hear about buying packaged of meat.  The choices seem to be meat on a styrofoam tray wrapped with plastic wrap, prepackaged in a sealed plastic bag, or the butcher counter with plastic coated paper.   I'm guessing the plastic coated paper has the least impact, but don't really know.  Any answers?
  • 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?

    PAMELA TURNER's avatar
    PAMELA TURNER 1/28/2021 3:44 PM
    I think packaged produce serves the store:  it's easier to stock the shelves, encourages shoppers to buy more than they might, prevents shoppers from touching the produce which may cause bruising, tears or contamination.  
    I take my cloth produce bags as well as some clean, used plastic bags (for wet produce) along with my reusable shopping bags when I shop for groceries.