A recent cleaning and organization of our kitchen revealed an abundance of disposable plates, cups, cutlery, napkins, and over 2000 (yes, 2,000) plastic gloves! The greenest thing we can do is to use up the disposables that we already have in the kitchen.
As a Certified Green Congregation, we committed to using reusable plates, cups, etc. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY DISPOSABLE KITCHEN ITEMS INTO HERITAGE UU CHURCH.
That includes not bringing any plastic water bottles or, especially, Styrofoam cups.
Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year.
The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year.
Plastic chemicals are absorbed by the body—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical), which is linked to fertility problems, male impotence, heart disease, and may cause cancer.
Please read the sign in the kitchen regarding recycling. The chart clearly shows what you can recycle in our area.
Also, another housekeeping item: Do NOT use sand for holding candles, etc., in carpeted areas. The sand spills and is then ground into the carpeting, causing premature wear.
The Tuesday Morning Green Cleaning Team
Questions? Talk with anyone on the cleaning team, or send email to:
Editor’s Note: The chalice water bottle pictured is available at InSpirit, the UUA Book and Gift Shop.