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The Toll of Plastics - Shared screen with speaker view
Lorrissa's iphone
27:52
never thought of my laundry as being a contributor
Susan M Zies
28:21
nor did I - WOW
Laura Stanton
28:33
I agree, Lorrissa!!!
Courtney Woelfl
29:31
I love how sustainability is naturally tied into FCS topics, just like this! Or how to mend clothing rather than just throw away.
Lorrissa's iphone
36:04
my goodness is anyone elses mind blown
Courtney Woelfl
36:36
me, Lorrissa
Laura Stanton
36:44
YES!
Melissa J. Rupp
36:54
I heat in plastic EVERY DAY! YIKES!
Pat Bebo
36:55
Oh no! Wow! No words!
Lisa Barlage
38:40
Glad I have been stocking up on those pyrex glass containers for soup. Guess I will be giving lots of them for gifts.
Melissa J. Rupp
40:58
I used to use them, but now not allowed.
Patrice Powers-Barker (she/her/hers)
41:05
good idea Lisa. Sometimes (not always) I use mason jars in the fridge for leftovers or lunches instead of plastic … but I have plastic lids on them.
Misty Harmon (she/her)
41:21
I keep them in my car and I get upset when my husband brings home grocery bags instead of using recyclable ones.
Candace Heer
41:21
I can use my at the store as long as I bag my own groceries.
Kate Homonai
41:25
Kroger ClickList is driving me nuts. I like the convenience and the social distancing, but I am overwhelmed with bags!
Lorrissa's iphone
42:19
our local grocery store offers paper bags!!! i love it
Laura Stanton
42:47
I actually never bag my groceries at the store. I keep cardboard boxes and bags in my trunk and bag them outside at my car.
Melissa J. Rupp
43:09
I love Aldi's...changing the culture
Misty Harmon (she/her)
43:27
@Candace, same thing. @Kate, the Lion's Club in Athens is taking film (includes bread bags, grocery bags, baggies, etc) until May. They are going to turn them in for benches.
Laura Halladay
43:30
@Laura same!
Candace Heer
46:42
Yikes - don't like to hear that!
Shari
47:26
some states charge for plastic bags...mostly west coast...
Laura Halladay
48:21
I grew up in NY...they charge for plastic bags now. It was paused briefly during COVID but they are back to charging
Laura Stanton
49:00
I love the idea of charging for bags.
Lorrissa's iphone
49:43
i hate plastic bags. i feel guilty using them.
Melissa J. Rupp
49:58
Back a decade or two, the bigger issue was the destruction of trees/rain forests etc in making paper bags. Is this the pendulum swinging back the other direction?
Richard Wofford
50:29
In parts of Georgia, they charge for bags. Not sure what they are doing during this pandemic, though
Pamela Scott
50:54
Wow, maybe the solid waste company in my county needs to see this. They say a lot of this can be recycled just fine. We even have a HUGE bin for just plastic bags.
Richard Wofford
53:43
Rumple recycles https://www.rumpke.com
Courtney Woelfl
55:59
How about homemade upcycled reusables? I've seen some people using old cotton shirts, or old bedsheets/ pillowcases to recycle into reusable bags
Patrice Powers-Barker (she/her/hers)
56:33
Agree about the youth - my scout and his friends love the clean ups. And we're fortunate that we often get "assigned" to Maumee Bay/Lake Erie.
Laura Stanton
57:23
I love the message "Stop Sucking" to avoid straws. :-)
Candace Heer
01:01:07
We heard about Bee's Wrap at our last meeting!
Karen Eberle
01:01:32
I use beeswax wraps, they are awesome, well worth the cost.
Elizabeth Varanese
01:01:56
I collect empty birdseed/chicken feed bags to sew into tote bags. Let me know if you have any!
Laura Stanton
01:02:41
I switched over to all the water-free soap and laundry products. I love it and have more room in the kitchen and laundry room.
Shari
01:03:14
ive made my own detergent for over 10 yrs
Pat Brinkman
01:03:34
The dryer balls are great!
Patrice Powers-Barker (she/her/hers)
01:04:02
@elizabeth - how cool!
Pamela Scott
01:04:52
I love my toothpaste bites!
Ken Stewart
01:05:26
First time hearing about many of these item...wow!
Karen Eberle
01:05:46
Where do we purchase the toothpaste bites?
Lorrissa's iphone
01:05:47
sam ken
Melissa J. Rupp
01:05:59
I think we need this information in a sharable format for community topic delivery.
Lorrissa's iphone
01:06:07
same ken
Haley Plahuta
01:06:23
I joined late but would love the pdf!
Melissa J. Rupp
01:06:28
How does the financial impact line up with this transition to non-plastic.
Kellie Lemly
01:06:49
This was great! I would like to have the pdf too!
Pamela Scott
01:06:57
bitetoothpaste.com is where I get mine.
Laura Stanton
01:08:46
I was going to ask about lint for bird nests! Thank you for addressing this. Never thought about this doing harm!!!
Shannon Carter
01:09:31
bring your own silverware!
remley.4
01:11:46
"Change the Tide" ha ha
Lorrissa's iphone
01:12:13
so much great information im going to need to watch the recording again
Lisa Barlage
01:12:50
I was just looking at the laundry tablets, they look expensive too. Anyone know the brand they use??
Courtney Woelfl
01:13:07
some options exist locally at the store too.. Powdered tide in a cardboard box, our dish washer soap is powdered and comes in a box. Just from the local store
Shari
01:14:01
bamboo toothbrushes are reasonable at TJMaxx
Laura Stanton
01:14:12
I buy laundry and soap products from https://www.blueland.com
Kellie Lemly
01:14:44
Thanks Laura
Amy Meehan
01:14:44
Aldi has had a lot of reusable glass container and storage bag options released lately for very reasonable prices.
Patrice Powers-Barker (she/her/hers)
01:14:58
I love that idea Jill! Let me know if you want to work on it in Toledo. :)
Pamela Scott
01:15:04
Oh my gosh, my daughter would love that. She wants to start a zero waste store and she also works with needy families in her community.
Misty Harmon (she/her)
01:16:38
I hang a lot of things in my laundry room. I also lay delicates on top of the dryer.
Melissa J. Rupp
01:18:07
I'm crushed....I love my picks. ***hanging head in shame***
Ken Stewart
01:18:25
Me too Melissa
Lorrissa's iphone
01:18:26
i feel ya Melissa
Lisa Barlage
01:18:44
Good to know about the brushes at TJMaxx @Shari. I bought my reusable straws there.
Karen Eberle
01:19:13
water pics do the job of cleaning between teeth also
Misty Harmon (she/her)
01:19:21
@Melissa, so do I! My husband said the man who invented the Keurig regrets it due to the increase in waste from the pods, though I am sure he likes the money. :-)
Misty Harmon (she/her)
01:21:06
I bought my husband a pour over coffee maker with a washable cloth filter when I was in Costa Rica a few years ago. It is cool, but messy.
Patrice Powers-Barker (she/her/hers)
01:21:58
Thanks Jill
Lorrissa's iphone
01:22:04
thanks so much
Laura Stanton
01:22:08
Thank you Jill! This was terrific.
Lisa Barlage
01:22:08
Thanks so much!!
Laura Halladay
01:22:08
Thank you so much Jill! My mind is blown
Melissa J. Rupp
01:22:11
Such a great training!!!
Ken Stewart
01:22:11
Thanks Jill, awesome presentation!
Melissa J. Rupp
01:22:13
Thanks!
Candace Heer
01:22:13
Great Jill!
Misty Harmon (she/her)
01:22:17
Thanks!!