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How to Ditch Plastic in the Bathroom

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How to Ditch Plastic in the Bathroom The average American throws away about 185 pounds of plastic every year, and 50% of the plastic we use gets thrown away after only a single use. It’s no mystery why we have a plastic pollution crisis on our hands. And while small ways might have made a dent in the problem once, ... Read More »

Disposable Water Bottles, and The Facts

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Disposable Water Bottles You’ve likely heard of the dangers of BPA in plastic water bottles and the harmful effects it can have on your health. It’s true; disposable plastic bottles have been linked to reproductive issues, asthma, and even breast cancer. But that’s not all. They’re also doing severe long-term damage to the health of our planet. Disposable plastic water ... Read More »

Plastic Pollution: Reduce your plastic waste

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Plastic Pollution You might have heard of the challenge Plastic free July before. It is an initiative to encourage people not to use single-use plastics. The motive behind it makes total sense: for example, why would you need to use plastic, a material that takes centuries to decompose for wrapping which loses its purpose right after the product is open? ... Read More »

Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture & Plastic Lumber

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Recycled Plastic You may think the best reason to recycle plastic is to reuse it and save our resources or maybe to keep the landfills from overflowing. Maybe you already know that just producing bottled water for the USA uses about 17 million barrels of oil per year and creates over 2.5 million tons of CO2 each year and a ... Read More »

Plastic Bag Ban, 6 Making a Huge Difference

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  Plastic Bag Ban Good news! Plastics bans across the world have been hitting the headlines lately. From the U.S. to India to Morocco, governing bodies are taking control of the plastic pollution problem, bringing in either complete bans on plastic or bans on specific forms like polystyrene. 1. Karnataka, India In March this year, the Indian state of Karnataka ... Read More »

Marine Debris Found In Dead Sperm Whales

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Marine Debris Large quantities of marine debris were found in the stomachs of sperm whales that washed up dead in Germany’s North Sea coast earlier this year. German environment minister Robert Habeck and Gerd Meurs, director of the Multimar national park center, hold up some of the waste found in the sperm whales’ bodies. Photo credit: Wadden Sea National Park The whales ... Read More »

Plastic Purge Challenge In 28 Days

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Plastic Purge Plastic is everywhere. Look around you right now and count the number of things that you know contain plastic. Convenient and cheap, yes. But there are some major pitfalls to living in a plastic world. Plastics can harbor some nasty ingredients, such as phthalates and BPA. And in addition to polluting your body, all that plastic is polluting the ... Read More »