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The Problem with Plastic & Practical Alternatives Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
18:45
Please feel free to jump in with questions here in the chat window!
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
29:20
Welcome to everyone who has just joined! If you have a question, please ask it here in the chat window.
Christine Popowski
32:08
Can this be sent so that I can print it and put it on my fridge? Christine Popowski
Kellie Kish | Minneapolis (she/her)
32:25
Our next annual mailing will be coming out in a couple of weeks too! So stay tuned to your mailbox for that!
Christine Popowski
36:57
Why am I told to leave the caps on bottles before putting them in recycling ? Christine Popowski
Ethan Komoroski
36:59
For Priscilla: What was happening between ~1950 and 2000 when natural gas production was pretty much level? And what are some of the main reasons for the post-2000 spike?
Brad Johnson
37:49
Why are we told to put the top back on containers (or at least bottles) when recycling them?
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
41:20
Here’s the link Kellie just mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKhkBnTDBc
Priscilla Villa-Watt (she/her)
41:37
At Eureka we spend about 6 staff hours per day and about $75,000 per year in staff time, equipment repair, downtime, and disposal costs due to plastic bags.
Christine Popowski
48:06
Christine Popowski Where can we take batteries to be recycled, especially hearing aid batteries?
Ann Bur
48:56
H&M was recycling clothing. Is that an unknown?
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
49:24
Christine, Hennepin County drop-offs will take batteries including hearing aid batteries: https://www.hennepin.us/batteryrecycling
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
50:59
The City of Mpls also links this site as many retailers will take batteries, too: https://www.call2recycle.org/locator/
Linda Ridlehuber
53:52
Q for Kellie/Adriana - what happens to milk cartons and what about the purepak for broth and juice boxes?
Sarah
54:41
Tangletown Neighborhood Association has been doing talks like this on Textile Waste. Super informative and I highly recommend it! https://tangletown.org/textile-reuse-event-march-21/
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
55:12
Thank you, Sarah! SO glad you linked this - our colleagues in Tangletown have been doing amazing work on textile waste.
Christine Popowski
01:09:43
Christine Popowski Great presentation gotta go.
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:11:45
Here’s a link to Hennepin County’s virtual fix-it help: https://www.hennepin.us/residents/recycling-hazardous-waste/fix-it-clinics
erinsimon
01:18:20
I went to Tare for the first time recently and they were so helpful!!
Mary
01:18:40
Awesome that this is all led by women!!!
Eva Schwartz
01:19:26
Any ideas on pet waste? Between recycling and organics, I don't have much garbage but about half is dog and cat waste- the dog in "compostable plastic" and cat in plastic bags.
Mary
01:21:15
I need to take off. THANK YOU, Lauren and all!!! Great info.
Kellie Kish | Minneapolis (she/her)
01:22:45
I think most stores are back to allowing reusable bags
Cheryl Anderson
01:27:56
your screen is not showing these products
Eva Schwartz
01:29:17
She is showing them herself not in the PowerPoint. Switch your view to her talking to make it bigger.
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:31:33
You can adjust your view options in Zoom. There should be an option to select a speaker view in the upper right hand corner of the screen
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:32:18
And thanks to Cheryl and Eva for mentioning this!
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:34:43
https://thetaremarket.com/
Eva Schwartz
01:38:03
Thank you!
Linda Ridlehuber
01:38:34
Can dog poop be flushed down the toilet (without the bag!)
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:39:56
https://www.hennepin.us/residents/recycling-hazardous-waste/zero-waste-challenge
Bridget
01:40:26
thank you!
Linda Ridlehuber
01:42:17
Namaste Cafe now has reusable takeout containers. The first time you get them there is a deposit, thereafter you bring back previous ones and get new ones (with new food!). The containers are nice double-walled stainless steel with compostable lids.
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:42:25
Sign up to screen The Story of Plastic through Jan 31 at https://armatage.org/plastics/
Priscilla Villa-Watt (she/her)
01:42:58
https://eurekarecycling.org/takeaction/
Greg Dryke
01:42:58
That’s so cool about Namaste, we love their food!
Lauren Anderson (she/her)
01:43:33
Thank you, Priscilla! There are so many good links and resources on the page you linked!
erinsimon
01:45:34
Thank you for sharing your evening and expertise!
Jeanine Anderson
01:46:04
Thank you all!
Janet Kurpierz
01:46:04
Thank you all!
Linda Ridlehuber
01:46:06
yes, thank you all for your presentations, I learned a lot too!
Sarah
01:46:16
Thank you so much!