Self Intervention 1 – Peyton From

For this self intervention, I was tasked with keeping all my trash for one week. At first I just felt like the assignment would be a huge inconvenience, but I started to see the impact of my consumption on the environment. Things we often take advantage of like plastic wrappers or water bottles pile up easily and if not properly handled, end up in landfills or littered in communities. There were multiple instances throughout the week where I would almost throw something away and remember and I definitely forgot a few times. This intervention made me more aware of my actions and how it affects the environment, because before I wouldn’t think about my consumption beyond the point of throwing things in the trash. Going forward, I will make efforts to reduce my personal waste and encourage others to do the same.

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