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plastic perils in flowing waters

Plastic Perils: Plastic Bags, Bottles and Packaging Found in Flowing Waters

Aug 24 2012 It is found that the waters surrounding USA have lots of plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam packaging and pails. The flowing currents and shores are filled with decomposing debris and plastic pollutants that tend to get entangled in the roots and beach areas along the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Since the plastic has caused alarming... read more
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Radioactive Waste Becomes a Major Issue near Denver

Aug 23 2012 Industrial sludge and PCBs among other toxic wastes are produced in regions that have heavy-duty landfills have the potential to be lucrative and handy for landfill operators. However, county and state regulators are finding it hard to set the bar as the garbage that is buried at the Clean Harbors Deer Trail landfill is growing... read more
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Legislature in New Jersey to Deal with Bag-Battle

Aug 22 2012 Supermarkets usually provide you with an option of choosing between plastic and paper bags to carry your groceries from the store, unless, of course you’re carrying your own wholesale reusable bag. Some states such as New Jersey could offer these sacks for a small fee, usually for a few extra pennies if the Legislature brings the... read more
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119,500 tons of Cardboard Recycled Annually by ShopRite

Aug 13 2012 Groceries are brought to supermarkets in huge cardboard boxes. All these boxes are often disposed of when they can actually be recycled. ShopRite, a chain of supermarkets all over the United States contributes greatly to protection the environment by making sure a large percentage of these boxes are recycled. The HART Meeting for... read more
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Study Reveals Green Homes Sell for 9% More

Aug 5 2012 The Study on Green Homes A study conducted by UCLA and UC Berkeley included houses that were labeled green by Energy Star, GreenPoint Rated and LEED. All these three are rating systems that label homes with the green certification. In order to get certified each one of these rating systems has their own specific criteria that has to be... read more
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Promotional Reusable Bags Offered by Bellingham Stores

Aug 2 2012 In Bellingham,Washington, stores are now offering coaching classes and reusable bags to help people transition from a life with plastic to one without. Stores in Bellingham Gear Up The ban prohibits the use of plastic bags in stores and other retail outlets. Most stores will also charge customers a 5 cent fee for a paper bag. The... read more
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Guam Clothing Store Offers Free Promotional Shopping Bags

May 21 2012 Following the footsteps of PayLess Supermarkets, DNA Evolution recently announced its plans to promote eco-friendly practices in the community. According to a Kuam.com report, the clothing store based in Guam is promoting the green message through artsy reusable bags available at the DNA Evolution store. This initiative was started by... read more
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Budding Eco-Entrepreneurs at Westchester Senior High School

May 16 2012 Today, children are made aware of ways to protect the environment. Schools are taking the initiative to teach their children a thing or two about how they can help bring about environmental sustainability. Apart from encouraging them to use reusable bags, they are also teaching them about seed papers and other eco-friendly items. With... read more
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Greenpeace Striving For Zero Deforestation By 2020

Apr 13 2012 Greenpeace is still fighting to keep our forests around the world from being logged for timber and paper pulp.  Although deforestation in the United States has stabilized, as most of the U.S. deforestation took place prior to 1910, forests around the globe are being cut down at alarming rates. Greenpeace says Amazon Forests Still Being... read more
eco-friendly seed paper gifts

Great Eco Promotional Products As Gifts

Mar 6 2012 If someone you know has invited you to an event such as a birthday, baby shower or wedding, it's always good manners to bring a gift. Gift giving is a way of expressing love, friendship, gratitude, recognition and appreciation. The gift you give should show the recipient how much your relationship means.  Gifts can strengthen... read more
do five good deeds this week

Five Easy Good Deeds You Can Do This Week

Mar 2 2012 Good deeds are easy to do and make you feel better when ever you do them.  In fact, most of the time, a good deed is nothing more than using good manners and being thoughtful.  The cool thing about doing a good deed though is that they tend to be paid forward because they make everyone feel so good.  Whether you are the doer or the... read more
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The Lorax Loves Seed Paper Products

Feb 25 2012 Dr. Suess's "The Lorax" is a children's fable about our industrialized society and the danger it poses to nature.  The original book was published in 1971, but the issues in the story are more current than ever.  Universal has just released the movie version of the story starring Zac Efron and Taylor Swift. In "The Lorax", the... read more
eco-friendly wedding invitation designs

Seed Paper Wedding Invitations Show The World You Care

Feb 24 2012 Spring is coming, and along with that comes wedding season!  If you happen to be planning a wedding for yourself or someone else, there are a lot of environmentally friendly ways to incorporate green materials into your wedding design. Have a Green Wedding by Using Seed Paper Wedding Invitations The stationary you use for the wedding... read more
school recycling club for children

Start A School Recycling Club

Feb 15 2012 Starting a school wide recycling club is an excellent way to teach children about the importance of keeping our planet clean and healthy. It's also a great way for parents to get involved with their children's school curriculum. With a little bit of research and due diligence, a school sponsored recycling club can go a long way to teach... read more
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Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

Feb 15 2012 You can green up your daily beauty routine by making a few simple changes that will save you money and help the environment. A lot of these items can be found in your local grocery store and are products you may already have at home. Americans spend a fortune on beauty products that contain all kinds of chemicals in them when more... read more