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Recycling Tip: Plastic Bottle Caps

We all know that plastic bottles are bad for the environment, but if you do use them, you recycle them. Right? But what about the plastic bottle caps? Most plastic bottles are made from PET #1 plastic, but the caps … Continue reading

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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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World Water Day 2012

Did you know that March 22 is World Water Day? If so, great! Now do you know what World Water Day is? World Water Day is: World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the United Nations Conference … 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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Japan Recycles 77 Percent of Plastics

In 2010, Japan recycled 77 percent of its plastic waste, making it one of the top plastic recyclers in the world. This is an improvement over 2006 when Japan recycled 73 percent of its plastic. And it’s almost double of … Continue reading

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California Law Requires Recycled Content Packing Peanuts

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Styrofoam is bad, don’t use it. Not only does Styrofoam, a brand of polystyrene, sit in landfills indefinitely, but it is also notoriously difficult to recycle. It takes a process called … 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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