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Title:Skip the straw, ban the bag: Does it really work?
Author(s):Bartolotta, Jill; Bixler, Susan
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Abstract:Presented by: Jill Bartolotta – Extension Educator at Ohio Sea Grant, Co-authors: Scott Hardy Abstract: Have you ever wondered if the skipping and banning of single-use plastic items really works? Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory are working on several projects with Ohio businesses and consumers to Skip the Straw or Ban the Bag. In working with these businesses, project staff have gained insight into the staff and customer response to plastic reduction initiatives. Customer observation, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and financial analyses have all been used to determine what happens to a business when they make the decision to phase out plastics, educate their staff and customers, and establish a pro-environmental business model. In short we can tell you businesses continue to succeed when straws and bags are no longer freely available, and we have the data to prove it. Biography: Jill, Sea Grant Extension Educator for Ashtabula and Lake Counties, works with municipalities, scientists, and the public to collaboratively manage Lake Erie and its resources through research, outreach and education, and partnership development. Her research focuses on the use of single-use plastics and barriers to reusable alternatives.
Issue Date:2021-04-28
Series/Report:2021 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference (ECEC21)
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
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Date Available in IDEALS:2021-04-23

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