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Earth Day 2015; why are you still usi...

Earth Day 2015; why are you still using single-use plastic bags & bottles?

Unlike global warming aka climate change there is no controversy. Plastic pollution is real. The truth is nothing speaks louder than real actions and solutions. Unfortunately, the Earth Day organization is not a place to look.

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Will We Finally Get Serious About ...

Will We Finally Get Serious About “Saying No to Plastic” in 2014?

Will 2014 be the year we finally get serious about, “Saying NO to Plastics”?

Forget the hokum about global warming. Plastic pollution can be seen everywhere. This problem is here now not some place in the distant future.

The vast amount of plastic trash that enters the oceans is a real problem, a problem that grows ever omnipresent on a hourly basis.

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Plastics are forever

Plastics are forever

This is one of the best slide presentations on plastics and the impact they have on our environment you are likely to see. Intelligent and well thought out AND put together by two “green teens” from Green Ambassadors.

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The City of Los Angeles is saying NO ...

The City of Los Angeles is saying NO to plastic bags

The bag ban makes Los Angeles the largest city in the country to ban the ubiquitous plastic bag. This is great news for activists worldwide. In addition to saving the environment the ban is projected to save Los Angeles $2 million a year to clean up plastic bag litter.

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Scientists Recommend Classifying Cert...

Scientists Recommend Classifying Certain Plastic Waste As Toxic Trash

Scientists are now calling for a similar approach to fighting plastic debris and pollution as has been used in the past to fight fluorocarbons and refrigerants worldwide. In particular, they want to classify PVC, polystyrene, polyurethane and polycarbonate as the most hazardous/toxic plastics.

Considering the damage to the environment and the health hazards posed by plastic debris and plastic pollution, many believe this is about time.

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Poll: Is There a Plastic Bag Ban Comi...

Poll: Is There a Plastic Bag Ban Coming to a City Near You?

Cities that have instituted these bans have seen a dramatic decrease in the damage single-use plastic bags cause our environment. How do you feel?

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HOW BIG IS YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT?

HOW BIG IS YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT?

What you can do …

Our thoughtless use and disposal of plastic is helping us kill every form of life. Fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, porpoise, pelicans, seagulls, etc.; the reefs that support so many forms of life . . . all are negatively impacted by our (unintentional) thoughtlessness.
If the oceans are to survive it begins with YOU! Remember it’s not just a plastic bag.

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Why Is There Carnauba Wax in My Gummi...

Why Is There Carnauba Wax in My Gummi Bears?

Imagine my surprise, when by happenstance I checked the ingredients on the back of the bag of one of my favorite gummi candies.

Let’s see … corn syrup, sucrose, gelatin, apple juice (that’s good, right?), natural and artificial flavor, carnauba wax.

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Chris Jordan: Awareness Through Art

Chris Jordan: Awareness Through Art

If you haven’t viewed the art of Chris Jordan take some time,  and do yourself a favor.  His ability translate social and environmental concerns into visual art we can all understand is immense. He has published several books including “Intolerable Beauty – Portraits of American Mass Consumption”, “In Katrina’s Wake – Portraits of Loss from […]

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TARGET & CVS SAYING GOODBY TO SIN...

TARGET & CVS SAYING GOODBY TO SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS

Last week Target, the fifth-largest U.S. retailer in 2008 and CVS announced plans designed to reduce the number of single use plastic bags their customers carry out of their 7,000 stores every year. Target  plans to give customers a 5-cent discount for every reusable bag they use to pack their purchases at all 1,700 Target […]

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