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August 1 - August 31, 2022

Waste Reduction & Recycling and friends

Hennepin County

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,372
    Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    77
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    115
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    163
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    114
    minutes
    spent learning

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Recent updates from this team
  • August 31 at 11:12 PM
    This continues to be an eye opener. My refrigerator is rearranged so I can do first in/first out. I have new storage containers so I can see what I have. I'm not taking so much to organics recycling. I shop twice a week instead of once which makes it easier to get things closer to when I need them. 
  • August 28 at 1:03 PM
    I posted a cheat sheet on the inside of the cupboard door for different kinds of foods/labels verbiage. But in general I don't keep a lot of food around and the items with a shorter shelf life are at the front and I use first in/first out methodology. 
  • August 28 at 12:54 PM
    Similar to the plastic waste conversations, some folks think it's OK because they've been convinced by advertising that when we're done with something we just throw it away and it just disappears. "Someone" takes care of it and the general consumer doesn't have to worry. They don't know who "someone" is, exactly, nor do they...
  • August 28 at 11:41 AM
    Cooking greens, apples, cucumbers, leafy greens.  I spent some money and bought different containers for some of them.  There are some differences of opinion on how to store some items, so I'm doing a little experimenting to see what works for me.
  • August 28 at 11:33 AM
    Grocery shopping requires planning, which includes timing.
  • August 28 at 11:27 AM
    For me, the biggest "problem" is when the store gets a special shipment or there's a new item I'd like to try. Somewhere along the line I got it into my head that I should get 2 of the new or special shipment fruits or veggies. Generally this means something else will go to waste, so I have to decide if I'm going to alter my list for...

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