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Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

March 18, 2015

  A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown! The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their…

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Plastic Bags Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

March 10, 2015

We’ve heard it so many times many of us have simply zoned out and become numb. “We need to protect the environment before we completely destroy the earth. Let’s be more resourceful. Let’s recycle. Let’s stop using products that deplete the ozone and contaminate the earth, the air and the oceans.” Great sentiments and most…

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Reusable Laundry Bags For Hotel Chains, Cruise Lines and Retail Stores

March 2, 2015

  The corporate world is going green and it’s not just for P.R. purposes. More and more, companies are finding out that adopting eco-friendly practices is saving them money along with providing golden opportunities for enhanced customer relations and brand promotion. The Hospitality industry often gets bad press when it comes to the environment, notorious…

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Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

February 25, 2015

A national newspaper columnist wrote that “banning plastic bags will do exactly nothing to save the planet.” She went on to argue that they’re even environmentally friendly. Outright bans may not be the best solution, but plastic bags pose a big problem that must be addressed. The columnist appeared to be more interested in contrarianism…

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January 6, 2015

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown Monday signed a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,”…

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NYC Looking at Bag Fee?

January 6, 2015

Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. PAUL SAKUMA/AP Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. The de Blasio administration is “looking very closely” at a proposal to slap fees on plastic shopping…

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Evanston polls public on switch to reusable bags

September 24, 2014

Evanston officials are conducting an online questionnaire aimed at helping residents stop using plastic bags and transition to reusable shopping bags by August 2015. The questionnaire will be used to gather the public’s opinion on how Evanston’s new plastic bag ban, which was passed in July, should be implemented and adjusted, Evanston’s sustainable programs coordinator…

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Mystery: Scientists find plastic garbage at 88% of ocean sites, but only 1% of the trash is accounted for

August 20, 2014

(NaturalNews) A full 88 percent of the ocean’s surface is polluted with plastic trash residue — but this only accounts for just 1 percent of the trash that scientists currently believe to be in the ocean, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Cadiz, Spain, and the University of Western Australia,…

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Fort Collins council backs grocery bag fee

July 4, 2014

Using paper or plastic bags could end up costing Fort Collins shoppers at the grocery store check-out counter. The City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance requiring grocers to charge customers 10 cents for each disposable bag supplied by the store. Grocers would keep all revenue generated by the fee under the…

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City Giving Away Reusable Bags Today

July 1, 2014

As the the Los Angeles ban on plastic grocery bags expands to smaller markets and grocery stores starting today, the LA Bureau of Sanitation will give away reusable bags at 20 stores throughout the city while supplies last. Those include (full list): India Sweets & Spices at 22009 Sherman Way in Canoga Park from 9…

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