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Katherine Schmieg

Community Team

"To reduce waste on a daily basis!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 147 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    waste recycled

Katherine's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 5 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Everywhere

I will add recycling bins to other areas of the house to make recycling easy for my household of 1 people.  

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

On-the-go

Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

On-the-go

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when shopping, both at the grocery store and elsewhere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Switch to Reusable Napkins and Towels

My household of 1 will use reusable napkins and towels instead of disposable options.

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.

Uncompleted
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

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 0
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?

    Katherine Schmieg's avatar
    Katherine Schmieg 6/02/2021 1:18 PM
    Love cloth napkins and looking forward to trying cloth paper towels
  • 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?

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    Katherine Schmieg 6/02/2021 1:17 PM
    Great!  Less waste and stuff to look through
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Everywhere
    What types of recyclables were you missing before you added more recycling bins around your house?

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    Katherine Schmieg 5/06/2021 11:10 AM
    Laundry containers from the basement