October 3 - October 24, 2018

Rita palasek@susqu.edu

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 380 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    54
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/24/2018 4:43 PM
    I use reusable mugs and bottles every day out of habit, I even save money when my coffee refill is purchased using my own cup!

  • Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/11/2018 10:10 AM
    It's going good. I grew collecting bottles for money. Now that we have recycling, I smash cans, rinse out any bottles, metal cans, and glass, and save newspapers and magazines for the community recycling bins. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/11/2018 10:06 AM
    Some people have not gotten a free bottle somewhere; I have a collection of these. Even though I have a lot of bottles, I prefer my tall drink cup (and straw).
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/11/2018 10:05 AM
    I do not use paper cups at all. I prefer a ceramic mug or my metal coffee cup all the time. I am often carrying the metal cup, and a metal drink cup, with straws.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/11/2018 10:03 AM
    I use metal straws, purchased on Amazon. This will save plastic straws every day. I have a 32 oz. water cup with one straw, and a tall metal coffee cup and lid,  with metal straw for the other type drink I drink. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/11/2018 10:01 AM
    Plastic bags never die. More states are banning plastic bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/11/2018 9:46 AM
    No plastic bags, propane, or electronic devices in recycling bins. These could hurt workers.