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Sumaiya Quayum

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 531 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    34
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    51
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    pounds
    waste composted

Sumaiya's Actions

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Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

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Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

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Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

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Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

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Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Sumaiya Quayum's avatar
    Sumaiya Quayum 3/25/2020 2:00 PM
    Once we started composting, actual trash which goes to landfill seems to have reduced by atleast half. The compost can be used as fertilizer for the gardens.

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      Sumaiya Quayum 4/02/2020 9:37 AM
      Using a composting bin for indoors is great...can be purchased from Lowe's. For outdoor composting, I have used an enclosed shallow ditch in the soil in my backyard before for vegetable peels and waste before and it worked well. 

    • Neil Leary's avatar
      Neil Leary 3/26/2020 1:04 PM
      I composted in the past but got out of the habit. I selected composting as one of my commitments for EcoChallenge and intend get back into it! Any tips from Sumaiya or others would be welcome.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Sumaiya Quayum 3/25/2020 1:58 PM
    Encourage others to set their default setting to 2-sided printing. It can be encouraged throughout the company by emphasizing the importance of paper usage reduction and how much storage space can be saved.