24: It Was Way Too Liquidy and Weird

For our FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!, we're having a plastic alternative draft! There are so many potential plastic alternatives, ranging from metal straws to plastic-free toothpastes and beyond. In this episode, the TMATGL team drafts plastic alternative products…which are their favorites? Where can people get started if they want to explore plastic alternatives? Tune in to find out!
Do you have any experiences with plastic alternative products? Let us know via email (teachmeaboutthegreatlakes@gmail.com) or using the Twitter hashtag #askgreatlakes.

Round 1
Sarah: Making your own foaming hand soap
Megan: Safety razors
Carolyn: The bar soap that you buy in cardboard boxes
Stuart: plant-based scrub brushes
Round 2
Sarah: Toothpaste powder
Megan: Bamboo toothbrushes
Carolyn: Metal tea diffusers
Stuart: Metal plates, but not metal water bottles
Host & Executive Producer: Stuart Carlton
Cohosts: Carolyn Foley and Megan Gunn
Producers: Hope Charters, Carolyn Foley, Megan Gunn, & Irene Miles
Associate Producer: Ethan Chitty

Creators and Guests

Stuart Carlton
Stuart Carlton
Stuart Carlton is the Assistant Director of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program. He manages the day-to-day operation of IISG and works with the IISG Director and staff to coordinate all aspects of the program. He is also a Research Assistant Professor and head of the Coastal and Great Lakes Social Science Lab in the Department of Forestry & Natural Resources at Purdue, where he and his students research the relationship between knowledge, values, trust, and behavior in complex or controversial environmental systems.