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Reuse ideas for plastic frozen food bags

Green (Living) Review

Basically anything you would use a small plastic bag for. They are, after all, quite strong “little” plastic bags and have great reuse potential and reusing them can keep them out of the waste stream for longer.

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Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

Green Prophet

The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced plans to ban the use of plastic bags starting next year. The ruling also applies to plastic containers that come in direct contact with food products (think take-away and deli counter sales). Want a plastic sack?

10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

Plastic is one of the most used materials in the world, and it is also one of the most polluting. Plastic products are among the top landfill inhabitants because conventional plastic do not biodegrade – however, most plastics are recyclable.

This Startup Turns Plastic Waste into Affordable Housing.

Elephant Journal

Mexico ranks 12th in global plastic consumption, leading to a lot of waste. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today affordable housing ecodomum mexico plastic waste recycling startups

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

Eco Chic

But seriously, this evening, governor Jerry Brown announced a plastic bag ban for the ENTIRE state —and check your maps, California is HUGE! Whimsical art made from plastic bags. The post California Bans Plastic Bags!

Reusing plastic utensils in the garden

Green (Living) Review

Reusing plastic utensils (flatware) in the garden (and elsewhere) by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Don't toss those plastic knives, forks and spoons. These days people are looking to be more environmentally conscious, which means using reusable utensils instead of plastic ones.

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There is a Plastic Island the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean. What this Company is doing to help.

Elephant Journal

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents… Method is doing a really cool “ocean plastic” bottle design that is made out of plastic harvested from beach litter.

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The Plastic Problem Threatening Sea Turtles & What We Need to Do to Save Them.

Elephant Journal

Endangered sea turtles such as the Olive Ridley Turtle, who feed on jellyfish and other creatures, often mistake floating plastic for their food sources.

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Plastic, plastic use, and plastic pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plastic is pervasive nowadays and there is almost no place where you can look and plastic will not be staring you in the face in some for or the other. The computer keyboard, the case of the laptop, of the cellphone; all plastic, and that just for starters.

Marine Drones Wanted to Clean the Gulf Seas from Plastic

Green Prophet

Fourteen billion pounds of garbage, 90 percent of which is plastic, is dumped into the ocean every year and there is no sign of plastic waste reducing – in fact plastic waste has been increasing about 10% each year for the past 20 years.

Plastic bag 'tax'

Green (Living) Review

The problem with biodegradable shopping bags is that they are still plastic and the biodegradable part to this is rather a questionable one as well. Very much in the same way that we keep hearing abut bio-plastic, that is to say, yes, plastic made from bio-matter.

Plastic wrap vs. reusable containers

Green Living Tips

What is more environmentally friendly - using plastic wrap or reusable plastic containers? Like so many aspects of going green, the answer depends on a number of factors

Helmets: Plastic Vs. Kranium Cardboard

Wend Magazine

Polystyrene has ruled the helmet market for decades, but, according to designer Anirudha Rao, plastic simply isn’t the best way to go. New Invention Turns Plastic Bags into Crude Oil for Heating Homes.

By 2050, Our Oceans Will Hold More Plastic than Fish.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only environment oceans plastic pollutionWe’ve created a monster.

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Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life.

Mother Jones

Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life, Gross for Seafood. Some plastics are worse than others for the marine life that accidentally or intentionally eat them. Unfortunately the most commonly produced plastics also absorb the most chemicals.

No plastics safe? Industry hides frightening evidence on BPA-free baby bottles

Green Prophet

A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine revealed that chemicals used to replace controversial plastic additive bisphenol-A – commonly called BPA - may be just as dangerous to your health, if not worse. Health bisphenol-A BPA obesity plastic pollution synthetic estrogen

Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

Green Prophet

Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel. The idea of breaking down plastic polymers into fuel feedstocks , the bulk raw material used for producing biofuel , is not a new idea.

A Plastic Pollution Cocktail: Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Items

Green Prophet

Plastic is pervasive and so are the carcinogenic chemicals that leach from them. The rapid growth and urbanization of the United Arab Emirates is associated with increased uses of plastic in every aspect of modern life. Plastic is everywhere! Dioxin – Found in #3 plastic.

Fighting fire with fire or, in this case, plastic with plastic

Green (Living) Review

Forget bio-based bottles, one Dutch designer believes we should fight plastic with plastic. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce just one plastic bottle? Fight plastic with plastic.

Plastic for kibble – vending machines for stray animals in Istanbul

Green Prophet

One Turksih company came up with a brilliant solution to feed some animals and recycle plastic at the same time. Every time a person pops in a plastic bottle, a bit of kibble is released into bowls at the bottom of the machine, which stray animals are free to eat without persecution.

Plastic + Ocean = Very Sick Turtle

Green Prophet

Conference in Honolulu tries to get a grip on plastic pollution. Let’s not mince our words: plastic pollution sucks. And if you’re still not convinced, this latest story from Mother Nature Network is certain to make you look at your plastic bottle twice.

OP ED: Bioplastics Will not Solve the Plastic Pollution Problem

Green Prophet

Daniella Dimitrova Russo from the Plastic Pollution Coalition warns that bioplastics will not solve plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is one of the major issues facing our planet today. Plastic washes up on the beaches of American Samoa, Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands.

Paper or Plastic?

Environmental News Network

Though the video is not up to date on the newest ordinances banning plastic bags in the United State (think California) it is still worth watching. Banning plastic bags forces people to become more organized and think more sustainably.

Instead of Plastic, This!

Elephant Journal

A post shared by Khala Cloths (@khalacloths) on Oct 7, 2016 at 9:04am PDT Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Plastic is bad! It lasts forever, even when it breaks down, it turns into tiny, little bits of plastic which get ingested by fish, birds, wildlife, and then we ingest that.

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Green (Living) Review

Fortunately, one far-too-common material is coming to the rescue for the people of Ecuador, creating green jobs and reducing waste along the way: plastic bottles. According to a video promoting the partnership, 110 million tons of plastic is used each year -- 7.86

Wean yourself off plastic with clever Trolley Bags

Green Prophet

Jordan’s plastic bags enjoy more freedom than most of its people. Trolley Bags are eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags developed in Europe, but useful anywhere – particularly here in plastic-choked Amman. Cities ban plastic bags reusable market bags

Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns

Green Prophet

If you live in the Middle East, surely you are accustomed to seeing plastic bottles lining city streets and even far-flung desert areas. “The lighting unit does not require any infrastructure, and it is a ready-to-use package that can be placed in a discarded plastic bottle.”

Not everything that is plastic is 'disposables'

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not all plastic things are meant to be “disposables” though it would appear that many people see more or less cheap items of plastic, which is not even plastic packaging (waste), as “disposable”, however.

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The edible Ooho water bottle could save us from plastic

Green Prophet

Plastic. Plastic in the bellies of baby birds ; plastic strangling marine animals; plastic leaching chemicals into our water supply. Plastic everywhere. Design Lexus Design Award Ooho plastic waste sustainable design water issues water scarcity

Turning the Tide on Plastic Litter

Nature Conservancy - Science

I can’t remember the last time I walked along the shore and didn’t see plastic debris. Plastic waste is an immense problem. One study estimated that about 4 to 12 million metric tons of plastic washed offshore in 2010 alone. The Plastic Tide.

How Big is Your Plastic Footprint?

Wend Magazine

I probably don’t even need to say it, but: one-use plastics suck. With more and more bans and fees on one-use plastic bags being instated throughout the U.S., So wouldn’t it be great if, just like carbon, we could measure our plastic footprints?

Drip Irrigation’s Compostable Plastic Pipes for Sustainable Agriculture

Green Prophet

Researchers in Israel have developed a new green plastic for irrigation pipes. Drip irrigation is an important way to save water in desert regions, but a problem is all that plastic from the pipes: now Israeli scientists and professors from the Plastics Engineering department of Shenkar Art School in Tel Aviv collaborated with drip irrigation company Netafim to invent a new biodegradable plastic. Video on green plastic (in Hebrew).

Natural Products Expo West: Plastic is everywhere & we need to Change the Norm.

Elephant Journal

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Presents… We’re at the forefront of green at Natural Products Expo West and no one cares about the amount of waste happening and the use of plastic. Plastic is everywhere and we need to change the norm. Here’s how: Missed the daily updates from expo? Read ‘em here: […].

Plastic Eco-Brick Proposal Wins Dubai Resident a UN Citizen Ambassadorship

Green Prophet

Dubai-based Jonathan Eric Defante plastic “eco-brick” pitch won him a UN Citizen Ambassadorship. . One of three new UN Citizen Ambassadors , Defante takes his ideas from the Hug It Forward campaign that has already built 14 schools out of plastic in low-income communities.

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items

Living Green & Saving Energy

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items, reuse plastic cards in creative ways. green living recycling reduce waste reuse green living ideas recycle reuse plastic gift cards

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items

Living Green & Saving Energy

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items, reuse plastic cards in creative ways. green living recycling reduce waste reuse green living ideas recycle reuse plastic gift cards

Grab & Go Coffee Shops leave Lasting Effects on the Environment.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green avoid plastic caring for the environment coffee coffee shop effects of plastic environment environmental effect of plasticIt makes sense that we wouldn’t take a moment to consciously ask ourselves, “Where does my cup go after I finish my coffee?

Paper or Plastic? Neither, Eco Bag Please! ~ Mosses Akizian

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Eco-bag ecosystem environment oceans plastic he effects of their usage in a very short-time proved to be very damaging to all things that mattered to nature, to land and marine animals, and even to man-made infrastructures.

We are Drowning in Plastic.

Elephant Journal

Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems garbage litter ocean plastic pollutionHermit crabs scuttle around crisp packets and coca cola cans. Sea lettuce habitats are invaded by tiny toy soldiers.