Take Hennepin County’s Plastic-Free Challenge
January 11, 2021
Although plastic is a versatile material with many uses, it is also concerning as it presents health risks, contributes to litter and pollution, and is hard to dispose of. Some of the worst forms are packaging and single-use plastics like straws and grocery bags. Hennepin County’s latest environmental initiative aims at getting its residents to stop using these materials.
Hennepin County’s Plastic-Free Challenge will help residents learn more about plastic and plastic waste and reduce plastic consumption, especially single-use plastics, in ways that best fit certain lifestyles and are most impactful to reducing environmental footprints.
The challenge runs Jan 20–Feb 17. Once you sign up and create your profile, you can browse the categories and actions, check off the actions you already take, and select up to five one-time actions and five daily actions. You can also create or join a team to take the challenge along with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Or join the community team and connect with participants throughout Hennepin County.
Learn more and sign up on the Hennepin County website.