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Talking Trash with Your Neighbors - Shared screen with speaker view
irenealderson
33:48
Irene Alderson again—Waite Park, specifically
Laurel Riedel
33:57
Laurel Riedel- Lynnhurst
Dorothy’s iPad
35:16
Dorothy Eide. Hale
Dorothy’s iPad
36:26
Dorothy Eide. Hale
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
38:19
Are the appliances and electronics % increases?
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
38:33
Over prior year.
Kellie
38:38
yes
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
39:09
so electronics +45% to LY?
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
41:53
Where does the compost generated by the City of Mpls generally go? Is it sold? given away? etc?
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
42:15
How many fields destroyed by hog manure in southern MN can we cover with city compost!? lol
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
44:38
I will put a link to the organics drop off sites in our resource list.
Christine Popowski
44:53
Christine What happens to things that go into compost that don't belong there.
Sue Tincher
48:08
Can we get a copy of the map on the slide "organics audits-2019"?
Sue Tincher
48:56
Thank you!!! :)
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
52:20
We will also share the slide presentation.
Katherine
55:09
A question: compostable items are not recyclable?
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
55:42
Katherine, compostable items should not go in your blue recycling bin, only in a green organics recycling cart.
Kellie
56:04
City’s About us webpage where you can find the Organics Sorts results, the 2018 Intern study, and more: http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/WCMSP-215538
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
56:49
Katherine, email me at kyle@mplsclimate.org if you have questions about organics!
Elaine Gaston
58:45
we do gave fracking -- it's hidden, check out Winona
Elaine Gaston
59:15
meant to type "have"
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
59:42
Will check it out. Thanks, Elaine.
Judy Hogan
01:06:45
What type of fossil fuel is used for fertilizer?
Elaine Gaston
01:07:05
Hasting, MN has a huge oil refinery which can look like the photos taken by Priscilla
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:09:41
We will share info about zero waste action at the MN State Legislature
Kellie
01:10:01
potassium
Judy Hogan
01:11:20
Synthetic Potassium?
Kellie
01:14:08
the K in NPK is potassium :)
Priscilla Villa-Watt
01:16:53
Article on natural gas-based fertilizers https://grist.org/article/2010-02-11-tracking-u-s-farmers-supply-nitrogen-fertilizer/
Judy Hogan
01:18:51
Put your groceries back into your cart, and then put into your reusable bags in your car.
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:19:01
Yes, Judy!
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:19:26
Many stores back to accepting reusable bags, too, which is great!
Ethan Komoroski
01:20:35
Can highly recommend SET! My wife and I used the compost from there for our raised bed garden. It was really fulfilling to close the loop
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:22:07
Closing the loop is where it’s at!
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:22:10
+1 Ethan - we need more closing the loop happening
Elaine Gaston
01:22:48
Kowalski's is using white plastic for roasted chickens
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:22:56
What is it about the black plastic that cannot be recycled?
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:23:01
sorry if I missed that!
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:23:59
Kara, black plastic has no market right now. for one.
Kellie
01:24:25
Do we want Kat to explain that more from the processing perspective?
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:24:33
sure! If there's time. I'm just curious
Kellie
01:26:20
Google Eureka Recycling story of a cereal box for a video (there have been some system upgrades since, but you get a good idea)
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:26:35
I was planning on a Eureka tour back in the spring but of course COVID. such a bummer! :)
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:27:29
Story of a Cereal Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKhkBnTDBc
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:27:43
thank you Kat!
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:29:08
Foreverware: https://foreverware.app/
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:29:12
that's amazing!
Elaine Gaston
01:29:28
We have been duped by the oil industry about the value of plastic, similar to the tobacco industry in relationship to cigarettes.
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:29:38
totally
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:29:39
Exactly, Elaine.
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:30:20
How large is too large for #5 clear plastic items …I know no laundry baskets, but what about shoe-size plastic storage bin (cracked, no lid, so no longer usable)
Sue Tincher
01:30:22
How about envelopes with plastic windows?
Priscilla Villa-Watt
01:30:30
https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/omar-sanders-merkley-markey-barrag-n-introduce-bill-end-corporate-handouts
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:30:54
If you want to join the Minneapolis CLimate Action Zero Waste Team, fill out this form. We will work on legislation, behavior change and education! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbScmbkNUjqxQTeExGH9iRhCB0mLg2TmObXwXNuBh5mserlw/viewform
Aaron Weiss
01:30:54
Question to Kellie - With ~8%+ of recycling being contaminated, would MPLS ever require folks to separate recycling vs single stream?
Elaine Gaston
01:30:55
right one Kellie about paper and glass!!!
Kellie
01:32:08
I don’t think we can go back to sorting recycling. We saw such a large increase in the amount of recyclables diverted and the number of households participating when we switched to single-sort.
Aaron Weiss
01:32:37
Awesome! :) Thanks Kellie! It does make things easy for residents.
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:34:11
As a block leader, those paper take out boxes cause so much confusion. It’s the no. 1 questions neighbors have.
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:34:15
wow! i had no idea!
Riley Teele
01:34:16
red solo cups
Elaine Gaston
01:34:21
When in doubt put it in the trash-- is the mantra I've been taught...
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:34:28
the little windows float to the top.....amazing!
Ann’s iPad
01:35:19
what about the plastic bags that dried fruit and nuts come in, can they go with plastic bags?
Kellie
01:35:30
No
irenealderson
01:35:38
Plastic yokes for beverage cans—should you cut them apart or leave them intact? I think these are #2. Some are black, the one I have here is tan
Kellie
01:35:42
I’ll get a link to the plastic film recycling - one second
Kellie
01:36:30
https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/plastic-film-education-individuals/learn-whats-recyclable/
Christine Popowski
01:37:54
Christine How about the plastic containers for cherry tomatoes for instance are they recycleable?
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:38:00
Yes, they say “recycled” which throws people off.
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:38:34
(the paper boxes I was referring to)
Sue Tincher
01:38:54
Is the rule in Mpls that all take-out containers should be compostable?
Dana
01:40:03
usually you need to be able to rip
Dana
01:40:09
it and it stretches
Dana
01:40:13
otherwise no
Priscilla Villa-Watt
01:40:39
https://eurekarecycling.org/what-can-i-recycle/
Judy Hogan
01:44:58
I worked on events at the Mpls Convention Center and they had all compostable flatware and plates/cups. Was that not true?
Aaron Weiss
01:45:58
Have you heard that due to microplastics the average person eats a credit card's worth of plastic per week?
Sue Tincher
01:46:15
Yes! That was in Consumer Reports a month or two ago!
Aaron Weiss
01:46:28
How nasty is that, right?!
Kellie
01:46:41
Minneapolis Convention Center does use pretty much all compostable food-service items
Kellie
01:47:14
Convention Center is the only place locally I’ve seen compostable black plastic utensils
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:47:16
If anyone shops at Seward coop, what about the containers they've traditionally had? Paper on the outside, but some sort of wax coating on the inside. I always composted those! Was that wrong?
Judy Hogan
01:47:28
We were managing waste at the events!
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:47:31
they do in the store too so I never thought it might be incorrect?
Priscilla Villa-Watt
01:47:47
https://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/plastic_ingestion_web_spreads.pdf
Kellie
01:48:00
The BioPlus Terra II containers from Seward Co-op are not BPI certified compostable.
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:48:20
oh no! this is very depressing
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
01:48:36
i threw those in our green compost bins for the past few years. How frustrating
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:49:58
Those are the paper to-go food containers I was talking about (those paper boxes). They create so much confusion for residents and is the number one question I get. Any chance there could be a “recycle right” campaign that addresses those at some point?
Kellie
01:50:16
I will do another Recycling Reminder topic on those :)
Sue Tincher
01:50:16
My optometrist told me I could recycle contact containers--that is, the little plastic/foil container holding an individual daily wear contact. Was he right?
Andrea Siegel (she/her)
01:51:08
Thank you
Priscilla Villa-Watt
01:52:01
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/bauschrecycles#@40.77027075200147:-95.93705549677736zoom:4
Ann’s iPad
01:53:37
what is the main source of ocean plastics? litter?
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:55:59
Zero Mpls Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/zerowastempls/
Kellie
01:57:40
I’ve been trying to get a FB page for the City!
Priscilla Villa-Watt
01:57:52
https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/brandaudittoolkit/
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:58:49
Zero Wste Mpls Facebook Group http://www.litterbegone.org/
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
01:59:18
Opps: ZW Mpls FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2396218310638023/
Kyle Samejima (She/hers)
02:00:45
kyle@mplsclimate.org
Kellie
02:00:50
kellie.kish@minneapolismn.gov
Priscilla Villa-Watt
02:01:05
Priscilla@eurekarecycling.org
Elaine Gaston
02:01:12
Thank you. Elaine's email: outofbox@bitstream.net
Kara (she/her) Minneapolis
02:01:28
Thank you!
irenealderson
02:01:36
Thank you!