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January 20 - February 17, 2021

Minneapolis College Green

Hennepin County

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,060
    Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    67
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    8
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    70
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    38
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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  • February 17 at 9:20 PM
    I am aware that the pandemic has made it very difficult to reuse plastic bags and containers while grocery shopping, as I normally do. Since we order our groceries online from the co-op, they cannot use our reusable containers or bags for the bulk foods we order. The safety of ordering online and not going into the store, at this point, is very...
  • February 17 at 9:13 PM
    I have reused plastic bags for used cat litter numerous times. (Each plastic bag was on a Star Tribune newspaper delivered to our home.) I dump the used cat litter into the paper bag with the rest of our weekly trash and then reuse the plastic bags.
  • February 17 at 2:36 PM
    Here is an email I sent to my food coop asking them about reducing plastic based products or packaging, and making more alternative products available:Hi, I am taking part in Hennepin County’s “Plastic Free Challenge”                                                                         ( https://hennepinplasticfree.ecochallenge.org ) where...
  • February 9 at 10:21 AM
    I just signed up today to join this Eco-Challenge team. I wish I had done it earlier . . . but "better late than never". I am committed to this work on behalf of our beautiful and amazing Earth and have been for quite a long time. There is always room to grow!
  • February 8 at 4:07 PM
    This is not an action I signed up for but it came my way.  A family member sent me a link to a laundry cleaning product that does not come in a plastic jug!  Instead of a liquid cleaner, the detergent is in the form of compressed sheets about the size of a postcard.  So you no only save on avoiding plastic but also reduce the 90% water that...
  • February 8 at 3:40 PM
    We have actually pretty consistently bought unpackaged produce over the years but sometimes forget to bring our re-usable bags to the store when shopping, meaning that we end up grabbing plastic bags (ugh!) instead. We have gotten much, much better (100%!) during the Challenge in having our reusable produce bags with us when shopping.  This...

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