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Mark Swingle

Polymeric Purge Party

Points Total

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  • 874 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    58
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    92
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Mark's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 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 Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Mark Swingle's avatar
    Mark Swingle 7/31/2019 11:57 AM
    Thanks P3 Team and Allie for a great Plastic Free July effort!    Cheers to all who participated!

    • Kathleen Payne's avatar
      Kathleen Payne 7/31/2019 2:19 PM
      I learned a lot this year and had a lot of fun! can't wait to keep up the plastic free lifestyle all year round!

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    Mark Swingle 7/28/2019 9:20 AM
    Dancing the days and nights away on top of the mountain at FloydFest, and keeping all my camping mates and new friends away from single-use plastics. I keep hearing " I don't care about plastics", then Lucy says "but Mark does!" And he is in the middle of PFJuly!  Maybe we can change the trajectory of this problem, one crazy festival at a time. Cheers

    • Allie Hobgood's avatar
      Allie Hobgood 7/29/2019 9:02 AM
      It's so interesting to me how many people don't care about this problem!

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    Mark Swingle 7/23/2019 8:55 AM
    Off to a music festival tomorrow in the Virginia mountains and taking my P3 ways with me! No plastic plates, cups or tableware. No single-use plastic bottles. I even bought my Gatorade in powder form so I could mix it in reusable bottles. This single-use plastic free lifestyle is fun and contagious!   Cheers Team 

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    Mark Swingle 7/19/2019 6:46 AM
    PFJ is really an amazing inspiration to modify your behavior regarding single-use plastics. When you stop to think about the many different ways we interact with plastics each day, it challenges you to seek good alternatives. I really don't need a plastic bag for my Subway sandwich or a plastic lid for my drink, and definitely don't need a plastic straw. In a very short time, these become habits and just part of everyday life. I hope everyone is finding common examples like this to reduce our plastic habits!  Cheers Team   

    • Kathleen Reed's avatar
      Kathleen Reed 7/22/2019 10:54 AM
      Yes, Mark. I agree that just eliminating plastic just once helps to inspire doing it every time. 

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    Mark Swingle 7/05/2019 10:53 AM
    Carrying my reusable utensils to a party tonight - no single-use plastic ware for me!  Plastic Free July really is inspirational in that we are thinking about these issues and their impact every day and as we login to report.  Go P3 Team!

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    Mark Swingle 7/03/2019 9:47 AM
    Wow!  Only three days in and I am already getting in the habit of the PFJ daily check-in.  Go P3 Team!  

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    Mark Swingle 5/30/2019 12:02 PM
    Really excited to join the PFC on the P3 Team!