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Rebecca Rix

Fantastic Elastic Anti-Plastic

"Live with a lighter footprint, nurture creativity for re-using existing plastic, and learn about high-impact plastic reduction"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 695 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    23
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    petitions
    signed

Rebecca's Actions

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditions with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

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

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Rebecca Rix 7/26/2019 12:28 AM
    My drink at Laughing Planet (great food chain in Portland Oregon area , with healthy food served on actual plates with stainless flatware and glass glasses) came with a sturdy paper straw. 😊

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    Rebecca Rix 7/26/2019 12:11 AM
    Really love the bar shampoo and conditioner sampler still - by far the best fir me is the frizz wrangler shampoo and the guardian conditioner- very sleek and glossy hair, smell lovely, and doesn’t get dirty as quickly. Also like - in the body sampler - the pumice and tea tree oil scrub and the vanilla lavender deodorant, the sample of which is running out (and yes, I will purchase a full size bar). Using a tea tree oil soap in the shower seems to help with staying fresher and helps the deodorant be more effective/has less to do. There is a body butter “bar” also in the body sampler, which is very rich but doesn’t “glide” on; insyead I had to warm it between my palms and apply. It was well worth using but I’m not sure it’s so much better that straight coconut oil, which seems to me to have many similar qualities as a body moisturizer. My two cents. 

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    Rebecca Rix 7/26/2019 12:03 AM
    I forgot to bring along enough reusable bags today so ended up buying some new ones, including an insulated one for groceries. Also, when I bought dog food and greener dog waste bags, the clerk asked me if I wanted a bag. I like that sometimes they don’t assume you need one. 👍

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    Rebecca Rix 7/22/2019 11:28 PM
    So I went shopping yesterday and didn’t have my mesh bags or a reusable shopping bag. So I just put the produce straight onto the bakers and then the checkout conveyor belt. And I thought, why is it that I think I need bags around my items? Will google whether there is a benefit to using bags, period.

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    Rebecca Rix 7/20/2019 11:03 PM
    Tried the beeswax wraps last night in two items and it works beautifully! Will buy some more soon!

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    Rebecca Rix 7/18/2019 11:52 PM

    I like my tooth powder! It cleans and rinses beautifully. :-) yes that is a plastic container but this will last a long time and it’s reusable and recyclable. Yay!

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    Rebecca Rix 7/18/2019 11:50 PM
    Today was my first successful shopping trip - this has been hard for me because it’s a new habit and frankly I’ve been exhausted. But today I made a list, used mesh produce bags and reusable shopping bags, and even bought a glass bottled kombucha instead of a plastic clad other beverage. It felt good to finally do this right! :-)

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    Rebecca Rix 7/18/2019 11:47 PM

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    Rebecca Rix 7/17/2019 11:56 PM
    It turned out to be quick and easy to sign a njpirg anti styrofoam petition. Will do another petition before the end of the month. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Sign a Petition
    What is a plastic-related issue in your state/province?

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    Rebecca Rix 7/17/2019 9:36 PM
    I am going to need to learn more about how recycling works in New Jersey. I’m confused as to what is actually working well (eg can I trust that the items I put out for recycling are getting recycled?) and what is not. How good or bad is the situation?

    I also want to donate some money to NJPIRG for their anti- styrofoam ban. That stuff shouldn’t be legal anymore.