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  • Barb Swanson's avatar
    Barb Swanson 2/18/2021 1:11 PM
    Not much more than I already knew, but learned that almost everyone uses too much plastic and thinks it's too much work not to.  Makes me sad.

  • Patricia Cohen's avatar
    Patricia Cohen 2/17/2021 8:44 AM
    I ALMOST BOUGHT A PLASTIC CONTAINER OF CORN STARCH AND THEN NOTED A NON-PLASTIC ALTERNATIVE  WHICH I BOUGHT INSTEAD.  I AM USING BAR SOAP AND WILL CHECK WITH THE COSMETIC STORE "LUSH" IN ROSEDALE WHICH IS REPORTED TO CARRY SHAMPOO IN BAR FORM VS BOTTLES 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these products have so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    Nell Wegmann's avatar
    Nell Wegmann 2/17/2021 8:05 AM
    I'm using my own mesh bags and reusing the stores plastic bags...feels good.

  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Baggie
    When is it hardest not to use a plastic bag? What can motivate you to stick to your goal in those cases?

    Nell Wegmann's avatar
    Nell Wegmann 2/17/2021 8:04 AM
    I've been reading up on how to properly store cheese and it turns out putting them in plastic wrap isn't even good for cheese.  They like wax paper and parchment paper better, so they can breath - thus reducing molding. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Pick Up Plastic Litter
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Nell Wegmann's avatar
    Nell Wegmann 2/17/2021 8:02 AM
    It's hard to see liter in winter, so I'll have to defer this to after the snow melts.  
    I will carry a bag in my coat so I have something handy to put liter in.

  • Carol Sheldon's avatar
    Carol Sheldon 2/17/2021 7:39 AM
    I have purchased mesh cloth bags to put fresh produce purchases in At the store. Had not thought of that before.

  • Nell Wegmann's avatar
    Nell Wegmann 2/09/2021 8:13 AM
    dustyswanson@gmail.com


  • Patricia Cohen's avatar
    Patricia Cohen 2/07/2021 9:07 AM
    Thanks for the shampoo bar info.  I also spoke to a clerk at Ulta. She told me that Lush Cosmetics ( a mall type store) sells a bar shampoo

  • Patricia Cohen's avatar
    Patricia Cohen 2/05/2021 12:32 PM
    I am now committed to using "bar soap" in the shower - replacing my "shower gel" in plastic bottles - with bar soap.  I wish I had a plan for hair shampoo and cream rinse.  Any suggestions?

    • Jessie Roelofs's avatar
      Jessie Roelofs 2/06/2021 3:38 PM
      I had been using HiBAR shampoo and conditioner but found my hair was too dry for that. My friend gifted me this shampoo and I find my hair feels less dry. It's a bit of trial and error. May be worthwhile to have a "experimental buddy" to share and try things together until you find the one you love
  • Reflection Question
    Community Pick Up Plastic Litter
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Marilyn Listvan's avatar
    Marilyn Listvan 1/25/2021 11:22 AM
    I would rather look at plants & nature than look at trash, so feel I help others see/be in  nature too