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Joyce Wickes

Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 606 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    169
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    27
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Joyce's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 13 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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.

    Joyce Wickes's avatar
    Joyce Wickes 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
    There has been a noticeable shift in my community towards the use of straws and the impact they have on the environment.  Restaurants like Snappy Salad uses only paper straws in all their stores, which I appreciate.  Several restaurants I visit ask if you want a straw rather than assuming you do.   I've noticed more and more retail stores like Walmart and Container Store are selling reusable straws (stainless steel) and environmentally friendly straws (bamboo).  I carry a reusable, stainless steel straw with me all the time.