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

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

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Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging

Green (Living) Review

Plastic packaging is all over the media at the moment and that in an incredibly negative light. Consumers have growing concerns about how plastic packaging is managed at end of life, and are worried about leakage into the ocean. Not all plastic is bad.

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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.

2017 156

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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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.

Happy Birthday KeepCup

Green (Living) Review

In just those two years so far that they have been in existence Keep Cup estimates that 300 million disposables have been diverted from landfill by use of the reusable plastic cup that is KeepCup – well done to all you Keepers!

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Introducing Ohyo – the collapsabottle with a spout

Green (Living) Review

Designed and made in Britain, the collapsible Aquatina bottle was created using toxin free plastic 1 and was put forward as a reusable and safer alternative to disposable plastic bottles, which have attracted criticism for their potentially harmful effects and poor environmental record.

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New Year’s Resolution #3 – Boycott Plastic Water Bottles

Green Home Blog

Plastics are a nearly unavoidable part of our lives. From alarm clocks to toothbrushes to soda bottles to cell phones, we all use and throw away plastic products everyday. One of the most common types of plastic waste is disposable water bottles: we use them at home, carry them to the gym, or grab one when we’re on the go. In fact, every year Americans throw away 29 billion disposable plastic water bottles, only around 23% of which are recycled.

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.

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.

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.