May 17 - June 27, 2020

Tamra Falk

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 265 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    41
    pounds
    waste recycled

Tamra's Actions

At Home

Switch to Reusable Napkins and Towels

My household of 2 will use reusable napkins and towels instead of disposable options.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Skip the Paper Plates

My household of 2 will use reusable dishes instead of disposable dishes.

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

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 2 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 1 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Metal and Glass

My household will recycle all paper, metal, plastic and glass that is accepted in my curbside or building program.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Tamra Falk 6/24/2020 7:50 AM
    This is so easy. And I am teaching my husband.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Switch to Reusable Napkins and Towels
    Is there anything you like more about using cloth and towels napkins than paper napkins and towels? If not, how do you stick to the habit?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:41 AM
    I don't buy paper napkins or paper towels. My husband has been hassled by me too many times that he doesn't buy them either. And we survive! You use a towel and you wash it. No big deal.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Skip the Paper Plates
    Were you able to avoid using paper plates entirely? If not, what is holding you back and what could you change to make it possible?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:40 AM
    I never use disposable products that can be replaced by reusable products. Period. Full stop.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:39 AM
    I don't go anywhere to shop. When I am tempted to buy ANYTHING I put it in the cart and then let it sit there. If I still want/need it a few days later I will think it over again. I buy very very little.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home No More Wish-cycling
    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?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:38 AM
    I have not learned anything about remote recycling. The most difficult part of recycling is when there are products that only come in plastic that does not appear to be recycled anywhere near me.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Hold the Mail
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin, too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:37 AM
    I am always contacting companies to decrease mailing and rejecting businesses that send wide-spread indiscriminate circulars.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Plastic Caps
    What are some things you can do to avoid using plastic bottles and plastic caps in the first place?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:35 AM
    I have always been doing this. I do not buy things in plastic bottles.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Plastic Bags
    Has separating your plastic bags for recycling helped you identify how you might reduce how many you have? What are you doing differently now?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:35 AM
    I am rejecting items that come in plastic bags. I am using plastic bags on hand for other things. I am taking my groceries in the cart to my car and then putting them into reusable bags.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Metal and Glass
    What motivates you the most to recycle: protecting the environment, future generations, creating jobs in the recycling industry, because your neighbors do it, or some other reason?

    Tamra Falk 6/03/2020 8:34 AM
    I am most motivated to protect the planet and the future.