Posted on Mar 01, 2022

EcoStewardship: Taking Steps to be Plastic Free

We all took some great steps to reduce our use of plastic in February EcoChallenge but as we shared with each other at this meeting, it is not the easiest.  Some simple things like confusion on the plastic number markings on containers can thwart our efforts.  
We took the first part of the meeting to listen to the Planet Money podcast episode Waste Land and then discussed what we heard and also our individual efforts during the plastic free challenge.  We learned that the recycling system isn't really doing what you think it is and probably never has.  It is unlikely that it ever will.  Reduction is plastic use is likely the only meaningful answer.  
In an upcoming meeting we're going to hear about the status of recycling in Minnesota specifically.  Join uS!