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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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“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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It Surrounds Us, Can You Avoid It?

December 30, 2014 | 1 Comments

Plastic has taken over our world. Take a look around you. That water bottle, Starbucks coffee cup, your Walmart lunch bag is all plastic that eventually gets thrown away and becomes plastic waste in our...

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We’ve all heard of the notorious Great Pacific Garbage Patch floating in the North Pacific Ocean. About 80% of the debris in the garbage patch comes from land-based activities in North America and Asia. A majority of...

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Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially prohibit stores from handing them out for free. “This bill is a...

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Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dr. Phil Hammond wonders whether we have all swallowed the “water con.” Have we, he asks, abandoned rational thought? The answer to this question, at least in terms of the way...

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Why Recycle?

July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although Ban the Bottle strongly promotes the reduction/elimination of bottled water sales and purchase as the first choice, businesses and consumers still buy and sell bottled water. When that is the case, there is a another solution...

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