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HOUSTON (KTRK) — In 2015, the Houston Zoo removed plastic bags in the gift shops to protect animals in the wild, by eliminating an estimated 80,000 plastic bags from entering landfills and the environment each...

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EARTH DAY IS UPON US!

April 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today we celebrate Earth Day! A day to celebrate our environment and the steps that many individuals and organizations are taking to preserve and better our world. But why does Earth Day have to be...

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The University of Hong Kong(HKU)has taken the lead to become the first university in Hong Kong to ban bottled water on campus. Ditch Disposable is a campus-wide campaign led by the HKU Sustainability Office to...

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Putting Down the Plastic

November 23, 2016 | 1 Comments

As awareness increases about the harmful effects of plastics on the health of the planet (and our own), people are looking for ways to do their part. Regular readers of this blog will be the...

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Beginning in 2020, a new law in France will ban plastic cutlery, cups and plates and make it the first country to make a change of this kind. It’s part of France’s Energy Transition for...

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“Everyone can visualize floating plastic water bottles, but it’s harder to envision the damage these smaller pieces of plastic can cause.” That’s a quote from David Andrews, senior scientist at Environmental Working Group, in an...

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Most people like making healthy choices that are also environmentally friendly, and nearly everyone likes saving money. When we find an easy way to do all three, it’s a pretty great feeling. You may have guessed...

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SOUTH PORTLAND, ME — As the 5-cent fee on single-use shopping bags and a ban on polystyrene food containers nears the six-month mark, one city councilor is thinking about the city’s next step in eliminating...

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