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Maddy J's picture

Reduce and reuse

I want to say goodbye to the disposables and hello to the reusables in an attempt to reduce my carbon footprint, help keep oceans clear of waste and promote more responsible consumption. Additionally encouraging ensure that I encourage all those around me to do the same. This includes plastic straws, disposable coffee cups, plastic bags, disposable plastic cutlery and more.


Sheldon Higgins's picture

Gloves recycling initiative

I have already taken steps towards sustainability in my personal life and now I think it's time for me to start taking steps towards sustainability in my professional life. The Department of Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice teaches paramedic students how to perform emergency procedures that could be life-saving, but practicing these skills means that there will be a huge amount of waste produced to let the students practice. I plan to lobby the department to fund a recycling program that will include; nitrile gloves, soft plastic packaging and PVC waste that is produced when students are practicing medical procedures. The image below is how much disposable waste is produced just to practice one IV, now imagine if every student in the department practices just one IV every time they go to class.



Joanna Murawska | 08/22/2018 - 16:43

Hey, how's this one going? Have you had a chat with the department?

Domenica Licastro's picture

reduce plastic bag use

As a checkout operator, I will aim to use fewer plastic bags when packing customer groceries!



David Robertson | 09/20/2016 - 10:03

I think this is a great Step, you have the potential to have a much bigger impact than just acting in your own life - preventing dozens or hundreds of bags being used if you can achieve this :-)

Morgan Stevens's picture

Stop purchasing plastic water bottles

Start and continue using a reusable bottle instead of having excess plastic bottles.



Morgan Stevens | 10/10/2016 - 15:53

Last week I misplaced my beloved drink bottle. Instead of buying multiple plastic bottles until I could find it, I went and purchased another re-useable bottle. Now that I've found my drink bottle I have two re-useable bottles to use just in case I ever loose my bottle again I've got another one on hand and less likely to buy a plastic bottle.

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