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January 20 - February 17, 2021

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Hennepin County

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  • 0 This Week
  • 10,299 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    351
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    590
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    23
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    208
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    40
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    19
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    55
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    132
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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  • February 17 at 9:46 AM
    My husband went food shopping with me on Monday and he decided against several items because of the plastic and foam tray they were in. Yay!
  • February 16 at 9:23 AM
    Just prior to the start of this challenge, I started to convert any remaining personal care products to products or methods that avoid single use plastic. Once the challenge began, I committed to converting them all (except toothpaste...that one is really tough for me). My favorite recent finds so far have been Youth to the People skin care,...
  • February 11 at 12:29 PM
    knowing that a personal care item is not a one use and toss event makes me motivated to search out, purchase and use a sustainable alternative.
  • February 10 at 9:16 PM
    Checked Seward Co-op's bulk offerings of shampoo, creme rinse, body lotion and am looking forward to refilling the plastic bottles I now have with the bulk products once they are empty.  Also found some face lotion packaged in glass rather than plastic.  Switching from Cliff bars, etc to homemade trail mix made from bulk items as emergency...
  • February 10 at 8:59 PM
    Easy to find - a hot air popcorn popper.  Seems like everyone buys one and then gives it away shortly after...
  • February 10 at 1:40 PM
    The most satisfying plastic-reducing move during this challenge so far is homemade yogurt. My household tried this for the first time over the weekend using milk from a glass jug and a bit of leftover yogurt previously purchased at the store (in the future, we can use leftovers from yogurt we make). It turned out six servings of really tasty...

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