May 17 - June 27, 2020

Marie Listopad

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 195 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    130
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    waste recycled

Marie's 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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY 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

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 3 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

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
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

At Home

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

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Marie Listopad 6/02/2020 9:30 AM
    I enjoy how soft my cloth towels and napkins are.  They are also more absorbent than paper.  I have some that were made for me and that feels very nice.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Start Organics Recycling
    What kind of organics recycling did you start and how is it going for your household?

    Marie Listopad 6/02/2020 9:26 AM
    I have an organics recycling bucket in the kitchen.  All kitchen scraps which cannot be used are placed there.  I make certain that teabags have the staples taken off.  I try to use as much of a vegetable as possible before I recycle.  I also have a stash of biodegradable bags.
  • 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?

    Marie Listopad 6/02/2020 9:22 AM
    Plastics are the most difficult for me.  Now that I have seen all the different policies of various waste management companies, I will still only recycle #1 plastic.
  • 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?

    Marie Listopad 6/02/2020 9:08 AM
    Mostly I want to protect the environment.  Creating jobs and helping future generations are excellent benefits.  I am concerned that some recyclables, plastics, are not getting reused properly.