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Is Hawaii’s Plastic Bag Ban Effective?

Although there have been a number of city-level bans on plastic bags in the United States, Hawaii is the first state to pass a statewide law regarding the issue. Well, sort of… Effective July 1, 2015, a ban will take … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Green Easter Basket

If you celebrate Easter and have some last-minute shopping to do, here are some tips for keeping your Easter basket eco-friendly! Make sure you choose your Easter chocolate wisely! For many, chocolate eggs or bunnies are an essential part of … Continue reading

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4 Tips for a Green Saint Patrick’s Day

  Saint Patrick’s Day is all about the color green—so what better way to celebrate than by doing it in an “All Green” manner? Earth 911 had some great tips on how to keep the day as green as possible: … Continue reading

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Hawaii Proposes Plastic Bag Fee

If House Bill 2260 passes in Hawaii, the state would become the first one to charge for disposable and plastic bags. The measure would attempt to discourage shoppers from using disposable bags by charging a 5 cent fee for both … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Trash? (Infographic)

We generate a lot of trash. In 2010, Americans generated more than 250 tons of garbage. That’s a lot! Did you know that the cleaning services industry brings in more than $50 billion a year? This includes anything from janitorial … Continue reading

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New Nokia Smartphone Most Sustainable to Date

Nokia is already one of the best brands for eco-friendly cell phones, but they’re stepping up their game with their latest line of phones. The Nokia 700 is being called “Nokia’s greenest smart phone to date and the industry leader … Continue reading

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Do You Clean Your Reusable Bags?

Do you use reusable bags? Now here’s the real question: How often do you wash your reusable bags? Umm… never? Did you know that 64 percent of tested reusable bags were contaminated with bacteria, and 40 percent of tested bags … Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Recycling

Christmas may be over, but if you’re like me, the remnants of the holiday are still scattered around your house. What can you reuse and what can you recycle? Christmas trees: Make sure you recycle your Christmas tree instead of … Continue reading

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Disposable Coffee Cup Eliminates Plastic Lid

Whether your coffee cup is made from paper or Styrofoam, the lid is probably plastic. And we all know how bad plastic can be for the environment… A company called Compleat seeks to change this with a lidless disposable coffee … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale and Monterey Ban Plastic Bags

Sunnyvale and Monterey are joining 14 other jurisdictions in California to ban plastic shopping bags. Retailers and grocery stores will be banned from handing out plastic bags, though nonprofits and restaurants will be exempted. Paper bags will be distributed for … Continue reading

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