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So interesting, Eric! Looking forward to the rest of Jake's presentation.
Our Lake Association (Mississippi Lake) did a microplastic survey last year. 15 samples all in different locations around the lake and every location had microplastics. The concentrations were not severe, but considered moderate. The conclusion was that most of the microplastics came from clothing. Microplastics are simply everywhere now.
Can water treatment plants be upgraded to take more microfibres out of the system?
wow.. what an initiative to undertake. How can we take micro fibres from water
there would also be the issue of replacement, as Merino wool would be a much longer lasting cloth than cotton or poly
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Living in a rural area, there are not that many clothing shops that feature alternative clothing made with the aforementioned alternatives … women’s clothing is difficult to purchase clothes that have appeal for our figures.
I wonder if microplastics get through a septic system and then into waterways. I live on a lake.
There is a concept gaining some ground now - EPR - Extended Producer Responsibility. This approach is all about having the manufacturer take the product back or help end user municipalities manage it. However, the best approach, in my opinion is REDUCE and REUSE - Not focus so much on recycling.
Hey Jake! Can you tell us more about your role as a Riparian Restoration Specialist? What do you do? What do you love most about your work?
This is a real eye opener for me. I had no idea
Education is a key component....such as tonight
changing bying habits..thrift stores are the new cool for the teenagers.. its the message we need to spread
Concerning septic systems - some of the microplastics
Jake - are you aware of Watersheds Canada and their Natural Edge program?
some of the microplastics are small enough to get into the groundwater, in some soil types microfibres have been found.
Looking forward to next week's presentation. THANK YOU!
Thank you so much!
Thank you very much! VERY informative
Thanks for joining us tonight!
J or W Gee
Thanks very much!
Thank you Jake for this evening’s presentation. It’s very comprehensive and very interesting to understand. Good job!
I echo Daisy’s compliments.
Thank you everyone!
Thank you REAL (Peter) I will share what I have learned tonight
Thanks Jake and everyone!
thank you.....bye bye
Thanks Jake, Jenny, Peter and Heather!