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Mark Engelen

Community Team

"Learn more on reducing my waste"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 230 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    19
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    67
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    waste recycled

Mark's Actions

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Use a Grocery List

I will make and use a grocery list that accounts for what I already have in my fridge and cupboards.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 2 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Skip the Dryer Sheets

I will replace dryer sheets with a reusable alternative or use nothing at all.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Recycle Scrap Metal

Instead of trashing it, I will recycle scrap metal by bringing it to a drop-off.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Hold the Mail

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compostables - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Find Local Recycling Drop-Off Centers

I will find out where to take the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 10 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Start Organics Recycling

My household will sign up for organics recycling service or start using a drop-off site to compost food waste and food-soiled paper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

No More Wish-cycling

I will recycle the right materials by educating myself on what goes in the bin and keep other things out. 

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Mark Engelen 4/26/2021 4:26 PM

    I reviewed a few items on "Materials to stop tossing in the big blue bins" By Eric Roper it was from 2015 and a few links were not found. Seems some data is outdated.