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Kaitlin German

Polymeric Purge Party

Points Total

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  • 933 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    172
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Kaitlin's Actions

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Pets All Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

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    Kaitlin German 7/31/2019 6:15 AM
    Socks with holes or lost mates make great tug toys for our pup. It lets us extend the life of something I would normally throw away- always a good choice. She's also not eating tiny pieces of plastic, which can't be digested and could end up as microplastics in the environment. Bits of cotton or wool are more likely to break down. 

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    Kaitlin German 7/31/2019 6:09 AM
    We made it to the end! Personally, I felt more connected with the program this year, and managed to check off challenges every day but one. Next year, I'll try to choose harder/higher value challenges to make a bigger difference.

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    Kaitlin German 7/23/2019 7:20 AM
    I've been looking for used furniture rather than buying new for a renovation we're doing. I didn't think of that as an environmental choice, rather an economic one, but from the challenge "supporting a sharing economy," it definitely is!