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Meghan Roeser

Washington County Staff

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 70 THIS WEEK
  • 369 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    0.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    50
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    8.0
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.4
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • UP TO
    0.9
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • UP TO
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Meghan's actions

On-the-go

Say no to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Refill travel toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me 

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Stop Buying Water

I will stop buying water and instead use water from the tap or invest in a water filter if water quality is a concern.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

On-the-go

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Pack a Lunch

I will skip eating out and bring a lunch from home in reusable containers.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

I will ditch plastic wrap and use reusable containers, lids or wraps instead.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

At Home

Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes

I will replace my disposable cleaning wipes with a reusable brush or cloth.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Plastics 101

Read Plastic-Free Challenge emails

I will read through the three emails each week to learn more about plastic and get ideas on how to use less.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ditch the Baggie

I will ditch the zippered plastic bags for food storage and switch to reusable containers.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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  • Meghan Roeser's avatar
    Meghan Roeser 2/12/2024 7:13 AM
    Spending a weekend out of town at tournaments definitely isn't the most conducive to plastic-free. With catered food, ordering meals, and needing "on the go" type items, plastic free was not achieved for myself this weekend. :/

    Trying to combat this by packing my meals this week and not buying coffee, lunch, etc.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Ditch the Baggie
    When is it hardest not to use a plastic bag? What can motivate you to stick to your goal in those cases?

    Meghan Roeser's avatar
    Meghan Roeser 2/05/2024 9:46 AM
    The hardest time to not use a plastic bag is when packing bigger items like chips, pretzels, etc. Those can take up more space and I don't want to squish/crush them into a certain size container.

    In this case, I think being deliberate in how much I take/bring or opting for other snack options would be best.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

    Meghan Roeser's avatar
    Meghan Roeser 2/05/2024 9:38 AM
    I try to utilize reusable containers as much as possible when it comes to packing food for myself. Especially when it comes to snack that I have at home. Admittedly, I don't love washing tupperware every day, but it's definitely better than plastic bags.