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  • Reflection Question
    At Home Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New
    What are some of the challenges or benefits you have experienced using reused bags instead of a bag purposely designed to hold trash?

    zee mahdavi's avatar
    zee mahdavi 2/08/2021 6:21 AM
    Reused paper bags working just fine and seems like I am just throwing less away- no bags in my trash bin this week- all recycled or composted!
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes
    How have you modified your cleaning routine to make sure you aren't using disposable wipes? Are you satisfied with the results?

    Donna Meyer's avatar
    Donna Meyer 1/30/2021 12:30 PM
    My husband bought a plastic container of premoistened wipes at the begining of the pandemic so he could wipe down surfaces. I now have a vinegar, soap and timy bit of bleach on a paper towel. Towel can go in compost. 

    • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
      Sarah Lockwood 1/31/2021 6:43 PM
      Be careful with bleach which shouldn’t go in compost since it can harm soil. Paper towels can only go in compost if they haven’t been used with harsh chemicals. I would recommend using a rag.

  • Donna Meyer's avatar
    Donna Meyer 1/30/2021 12:28 PM
    Ok this was kiinda dumb but one learns...I use a lot of glue sticks in my art and the plastic barrel has bothered me. so I found (on ebay) UHU ReNature which has a recyclable barrel. And then it was shipped (fuel was used) in plastic. So no bueno. 
    Next I will back a "glue pad" out of an old sponge and elmers. Smart elementary teacher do this!

    • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
      Sarah Lockwood 1/31/2021 6:45 PM
      You could look into Terracycle which has recycling programs for hard to recycle items! (If an alternative isn’t easily accessible)
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this action for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Shelli Bakken's avatar
    Shelli Bakken 1/24/2021 8:55 AM
    I was concerned about where reusable bags are acceptable during this pandemic.  Turns out they are ok most everywhere. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

    Shelli Bakken's avatar
    Shelli Bakken 1/24/2021 8:53 AM
    Reusable containers are what work best for me since I already have them.


  • Shelli Bakken's avatar
    Shelli Bakken 1/21/2021 12:13 PM
    I've been nervous to use reusable grocery bags during the pandemic, but I will make sure my bags are clean and use them whenever stores allow.  

  • Donna Meyer's avatar
    Donna Meyer 1/21/2021 9:15 AM
    Two years of collecting ink cartridges. Finally took them all to Target to recycle

  • Donna Meyer's avatar
    Donna Meyer 1/17/2021 9:35 AM
    I have been collecting plastic film (the stuff that can't go in the recycling bin) for about 6 months. It's diheartening how much a household of 2 can generate. BUT! I took it all to TARGET finally and stuffed it in their recycling bin, (St Louis Park Target) I am dubious if all that plastic can be truely recycled, but we will have to trust Target about that. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

    Mary Naus's avatar
    Mary Naus 1/16/2021 10:03 AM
    I repurpose glass containers and I use reusable containers I purchase.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New
    What are some of the challenges or benefits you have experienced using reused bags instead of a bag purposely designed to hold trash?

    Mary Naus's avatar
    Mary Naus 1/16/2021 9:56 AM
    I save money and know my effort helps. It really makes sense to reuse whenever possible.