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January 20 - February 17, 2021

Plastic Reduction Team - Prospect Park

Hennepin County

Reduce plastics in our neighborhood!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 549
    Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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  • February 11 at 1:25 PM
    These bags are for when our dog poops outside of our yard!  For those poops in the yard (which he really prefers not to do) we use a pooper scooper, and I collect the waste in an old dog food bag. Get it? The food comes in plastic bags, gets converted to poop, and then goes back into the same bag!! I love the symmetry of that system.
  • February 11 at 1:23 PM
    Other than toilet paper (!) we don't really end up with many disposable bathroom products. We recycle the cardboard tube inside the toilet paper roll when it's done. My husband uses a metal safety razor and we use bar soap that's made without plastic micro-beads.  I don't use cosmetics (which tend to contain many plastic micro-beads) and...
  • February 11 at 1:14 PM
    This challenge has coaxed our family into giving up plastic milk jugs - we now buy cardboard half gallons instead of plastic full gallons. It's a little less convenient, and I'd love to eventually go to glass jugs, but my teenage kids go through a lot of milk (and other food) and frankly, the glass storage containers add so much weight to an...
  • January 24 at 9:04 AM
    We already rarely use plastic wrap. However, both my kids like to bake cakes, and we've typically put plastic wrap over uneaten cake when storing it on the cake tray (some cakes don't transfer well into Tupperware containers!).With the last cake, however, my husband figured out a metal mixing bowl fit perfectly over the leftover cake and worked...
  • January 22 at 10:03 AM
    This is motivating me to a) invite others and b) take a look at what I normally do and how I can enhance it to make more progress towards being plastic free.  Still have a ways to go.
  • January 22 at 5:02 AM
    Hi, all - it would be lovely to get to know the Prospect Park team!  I chair the Prospect Park Association's Environment Committee.  Our website is https://prospectparkmpls.org/ppa/committees/environment.html if you are interested.  I work as a data analyst, have a border-collie mix named Lucy and grew up in the neighborhood.  If you are...

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