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Dustin Pelikan

Niron Magnetics

"To reduce my plastic waste and teach people how to do the same"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 180 THIS WEEK
  • 1,505 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.7
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • UP TO
    4.8
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • UP TO
    12
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Dustin's actions

At Home

Plan a Garden

I will plan an herb or vegetable garden for next year at my home, workplace, or community garden.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Plastics 101

Avoid Harmful Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polyvinyl, polystyrene and polycarbonate (#3,#6 and #7).

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Plastics 101

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 1 plastic caps per day by placing them back on the plastic bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Write letters, emails or sign petitions

I will write or sign 1 letters, emails or petitions to advocate my position on plastic-free policies. 

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Support a Sharing Economy

I will support the sharing economy by joining a community tool exchange, toy library, or buy nothing group.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Personal Care

Use Plastic-Free Beauty Packaging

I will use beauty products that come in plastic-free packaging or refillable packaging.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Personal Care

Purchase Alternative Toothpaste

I will purchase toothpaste powder or toothpaste tabs in plastic-free packaging.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make Your Own

I will try a new recipe or food preparation method, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Plastics 101

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 1 plastic bags per day bringing them to a drop-off or special pickup

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/29/2024 10:46 AM
    Quite sad today is the last day. But I'll keep on being a plastic warrior. Hope to see you all next year.

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/28/2024 6:33 AM
    Quite a chilly February day today. Stay warm out there and use wool not synthetic fibers to help mother nature.

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/27/2024 6:43 AM
    Noticed last night that the vegetarian meat options in whole foods all come with sustainable packaging (usually cardboard based) so instead of buying regular Italian spicy sausage I bought Impossible Italian spicy sausage - one less single use Styrofoam container saved!

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      Krina Damien 2/27/2024 1:22 PM
      I love that! I find it so frustrating when organic and/or plant-based foods come in plastic packaging.

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/26/2024 6:35 AM
    Another oddly warm day for Feb, but I'll take it as an opportunity to take a walk outside and pick up plastics.

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      H McCrillis 2/27/2024 1:31 PM
      Basically what I’ve been doing all day whilst running other chores around town. Pretty sure I’ve picked up at least 50 pieces of waste so far.

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/25/2024 3:45 PM
    spent some time today doing food prep for next week. Used minimal plastic YAY!

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/24/2024 7:59 AM
    A shout out to Alaina from waste wise. She is coming to my condo building to do an educational info session to all the residents and help us with some grants. You too can reach out to waste wise and check out their site.

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/23/2024 7:10 AM
    Way to go Niron Team! keep up the good work.

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/22/2024 11:19 AM

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      Krina Damien 2/22/2024 6:49 PM
      This is inspiring. I think it would be easier to teach fish to recycle than some of the people we know 🤪🤣

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/21/2024 7:51 AM
    last night I went to Red Rabbit, and we had leftovers, and we asked for non-plastic containers, surprisingly they did have that option but only if you ask for it. So just a reminder to ask your server for plastic-free containers.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Personal Care Purchase Alternative Toothpaste
    Currently, most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. What has been your experience using plastic-free toothpaste options? How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Dustin Pelikan 2/20/2024 7:28 AM
    I'm going to try the Bite brand that uses glass jars and paper refill cartridges. Bite Toothpaste Bits.