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Monica Kleimeyer

HNOJ Laudato Si' Circle

"Saving our common home, one step at a time. "All things are connected." Laudato Si' 117"

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Styrofoam Challenge

To decrease or eliminate your use of styrofoam. Encourage family, friends and groups that you are in to do the same. Use earth friendly items instead: PLA-lined Paper, Poly-Coated Kraft Paper Container, PET Plastic Containers, Sugarcane Bagasse Food Containers, Bamboo Food Containers, Molded Pulp Fiber Containers, Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Containers, glass and ceramic containers. Take your styrofoam to Publix super markets 'Styrofoam Bins' for recycling.

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Styrofoam Challenge

To decrease or eliminate your use of styrofoam. Encourage family, friends and groups that you are in to do the same. Use earth friendly items instead: PLA-lined Paper, Poly-Coated Kraft Paper Container, PET Plastic Containers, Sugarcane Bagasse Food Containers, Bamboo Food Containers, Molded Pulp Fiber Containers, Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Containers, glass and ceramic containers. Take your styrofoam to Publix super markets 'Styrofoam Bins' for recycling.

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Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

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Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

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Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

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Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

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Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Monica Kleimeyer 11/22/2022 5:37 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Styrofoam Challenge
    Let's do this together! Phasing out plastics is an integral part of helping save the environment. Averting the adverse effects of climate change means cutting down on our single-use consumption and finding alternatives to plastics like styrofoam containers.

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    Monica Kleimeyer 11/22/2022 5:36 PM
    Styrofoam: While most recyclers don’t accept Styrofoam, check with your local recycling provider first to be certain. BUT PUBLIX DOES - USE THEIR STYROFOAM RECYCLE BIN!

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    Monica Kleimeyer 11/22/2022 5:35 PM
    The most effective way to reduce waste, and the most environmentally preferred strategy, is to not create it in the first place.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Monica Kleimeyer 11/22/2022 5:32 PM
    • Recycling just 10 plastic bottles saves enough energy to power a laptop for more than 25 hours.

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Monica Kleimeyer 11/22/2022 5:31 PM
    Is recycling truly beneficial for the environment?