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Carrie Bassett

Akron Zoo - Staff

"Always working towards plastic free!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 817 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    14
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    50
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Carrie's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Community Advertisement

I will take a poster into a local workplace so they can advertise this initiative.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Carrie Bassett 7/08/2019 5:53 PM
    So I feel like I'm really trying, but eating out a lot makes it hard.  And I'm noticing a lot more plastic that I use and dispose of that I never noticed before.  It's hard, but every little bit helps!!

    • Sandi Phillips's avatar
      Sandi Phillips 7/15/2019 11:49 AM
      It's all about progress, not perfection! Eating out is hard. Scot and I have been splitting meals at restaurants and that helps us not needing to take leftovers home. A lot of the plastic I use comes from being unprepared by not bringing a water bottle while I'm out, or going to a cookout and not bringing my own utensils! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Carrie Bassett 7/07/2019 4:31 PM
    I even managed to do it at a Walgreens after Sarah and I walked to it (about 1 mile each way)!  Healthier and saved on gas and carbon emissions!!

    • Kay Devlin's avatar
      Kay Devlin 7/17/2019 12:48 PM
      good idea! I am close to some of the same stores so I am going to walk next time to get what I need instead of driving!

    • Sandi Phillips's avatar
      Sandi Phillips 7/08/2019 12:14 PM
      Awesome!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Carrie Bassett 7/02/2019 8:49 AM
    I missed this by one straw today because the waitress brought my straw in my drink.  I need to remember to ask for no straws.

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    Carrie Bassett 7/01/2019 1:47 PM
    I'm so excited to start this challenge and see how much plastic we can divert from the landfill.  I know one of my personal problems is taking plastic bags from smaller stores without thinking about it (pharmacy, the mall, etc.).  I've done really well with the bigger stores because I think about it, but the smaller stores I just forget.  My goal is to fix this!

    • Sandi Phillips's avatar
      Sandi Phillips 7/02/2019 10:19 AM
      I need to get back into the habit. I'm pretty good about it when I do my big "grocery shop" day, but not as good when it's just running in to grab something. It's extra hard when you're in a hurry, too!