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

Starbucks Reducing Trash with $1 Reusable Plastic Cup

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The Seattle-based coffee retailer is reducing trash with its new reusable plastic coffee mug. Read More The post Starbucks Reducing Trash with $1 Reusable Plastic Cup appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

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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.

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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France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

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But the proposed ban is not without controversy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) France's latest efforts to reduce pollution, especially in the form of plastic waste, will also affect picnickers in parks and countryside. It follows a ban on plastic bags, in place since July.

Recycling #5 Plastics

Green Earth Journey

We've heard from several of you asking how to recycle number 5 plastics, like yogurt and cottage cheese containers and other stackable plastics. The company is looking for the #5 plastic. A reader sent in a link to this article from our local news channel.

Wary Water Drinkers Worship Glass

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A lot of consumers are still wary of the potential hazards that come with reusable plastic water bottles. Phthalates , or plastic softeners, are also used in some food packaging products.

A Day in the Life of … the Paper Bag

Green Home Blog

One of the biggest and potentially most eco-friendly choices we can make is when the sales clerk asks us whether we want paper or plastic. What many don’t know is that the carbon footprint of paper bags isn’t that much better than plastic. A Day in the Life of … the Paper Bag.

Responsible Medical Supplies on the Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

Hospitals have a reputation for using tremendous amounts plastic, mostly for sanitation reason in IV bags and tubing during transfusions, surgeries, and treatments.

When green jobs are negative

Environmental Economics

Paper bags and more robust, reusable plastic bags will be available for 10 cents, with the goal of forcing shoppers to remember their canvas bags. The case against plastic shopping bags is simple and, with more than 150 communities across the country embracing some kind of anti-bag laws, increasingly familiar. Plastic bags are used once or twice but can last up to a millennium. The new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has expressed support for a ban on plastic bags.

Recycled Polyester: Textile Test Series Investigates An Imperfect Ecofashion Hero

Eco Chic

Your favorite sneakers, t-shirts, and underwear might just be made of recycled plastic bottles. Recycled polyester is a revolutionary approach to wrangling with the waste of discarded plastic bottles. After plastics are collected from various recycling centers, they are sold and sorted.