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Thanks, Marisa A ! I enjoyed reading your insights from Visit to a MRF (Material Recovery Facility). I can't remember from my time traveling in Singapore... do you use the plastic film seals for drinks? If so, did you see any of that when you went to the MRF?

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Brian commented on Soap mill

Interesting! I use bar soap at home because of the increased efficiency in shipping, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a big fan of it in public restrooms. For consumers who've gotten used to automatic soap dispensers, I predict the hand crank featured in the original design potentially being seen as a "step backwards." Perhaps an automated option would give this old solution an upgrade that would help spur adoption.

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Brian commented on Why straws, anyway?

Great insights! I personally am not a fan of straws and have never understood why they were so engrained in our culture.