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January 20 - February 17, 2021

Plastic Times Call for Plastic (Free) Measures

Hennepin County

Reducing our reliance on plastics to get us closer to the future we want to see.

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Team Impact

  • up to
    60
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    375
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    37
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    41
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    23
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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  • February 13 at 2:32 PM
    My mother in law gave me this beautiful flower "cake" for my birthday that came on a specialized plastic cake stand that wouldn't work for real cakes. Once the flowers died I reached out to see if the floral shop could reuse it and they were very happy to do so. I think this challenge has helped me to think through the disposal...
  • February 11 at 7:12 PM
    Making an effort to make dinners vs delivery.    Lessens use of plastic by reusing dishes, pans, silverware.  Less fossil footprint too.
  • February 11 at 7:11 PM
    Making an effort to make dinner vs take out.   No plastic, less fossil footprint
  • February 9 at 9:15 AM
    I watched Frontline's "Plastic Challenge" last night.  Wow!  And this morning I thought of something else that was not mentioned in the show;  we have also been taught to believe that plastic encasement = sanitary.  When my children were young, we would buy diapers in boxes and the diapers were just in the box.  Now with my...
  • February 6 at 2:50 PM
    Hi friends! One of our teammates and I were just sharing some of our favorite media about plastic waste and I thought I'd share them with you as well!Planet Money | Wasteland: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912150085/waste-landFrontline/PBS Special "Plastic Wars": https://youtu.be/-dk3NOEgX7oThroughline | The Litter Myth:...
  • February 6 at 7:39 AM
    All purpose spray cleaner--easy, peasy.

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