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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

    Lauren Blaydon's avatar
    Lauren Blaydon 3/04/2021 5:25 PM
    Ibby's gave me a plastic container instead of a eco-to-go box today so I washed it out and am keeping for when I meal prep.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Lauren Blaydon's avatar
    Lauren Blaydon 3/04/2021 5:21 PM
    There is a local recycling center that is available if you are able to drive there. Whats easier to access for students is WashU's waste management and recycling programs. WashU has separate recycling bins for things like batteries and lightbulbs as well as printer ink cartridge pickup.  

  • Lauren Blaydon's avatar
    Lauren Blaydon 3/04/2021 5:08 PM
    I plan on only getting my food through eco-to-box's and if they don't give me them I will keep the plastic containers to store my pre-made meals. 

  • Aiden Krogh's avatar
    Aiden Krogh 1/31/2021 6:42 PM
    We haven't started yet, but I think it's going great. I used compostable containers and saved them to compost later.