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Plastic Free: Next Steps

The Plastic Free Challenge is over, so what do we do now?

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to some mom friends on a run about changes I’ve made since the beginning of the Plastic Free Challenge. One …

Plastic Free with Kids

With Some Extra Effort, You Can Raise Kids without Drowning in Plastic

It’s the last day of our Plastic Free Challenge. You made it! Great job! Pats on the back all around! I know we’ve all become much more aware …

Plastic Free in Shared Spaces

Are you looking to make a Plastic Free impact outside your household? You can influence others’ behavior in many places, including your workplace, your place of worship, and the organization you volunteer for. Here are some ways you can create …

Plastic Free in Restaurants

Anytime we head out the door, we bring our cloth bags, our reusable water bottle, and our travel coffee mugs. But just when we think we have this Plastic Free Challenge covered, friends invite us to join them for dinner …

Plastic Free Lunches

Easy, affordable ways to make your packed lunch waste free

Single-serving snack packs, zip-top plastic bags, yogurt cups, juice boxes, paper lunch sacks—the waste generated in schools and offices during lunchtime is mind-boggling. In fact, estimates indicate a school-age child …

Recycling Is Not the Answer to Plastic Pollution

Main takeaway from our tour of the recycling center: Stop using so much stuff.

When 350 Fairfax did the tour of the recycling center where most of Fairfax County’s recycling goes, I was excited because I had been curious about …

Plastic Free in the Bathroom

3 Convenient, Inexpensive Ways to Cut Plastic from Your Bathroom Routine

We at 350 Fairfax would like to make Plastic Free living as accessible as possible. During the Plastic Free Challenge, we’ll focus on widely available, low-cost alternatives to …


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