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New Puma Shopping Bag Dissolves In Water (Video)

Popular shoe maker Puma recently announced that it will phase out its plastic shopping bags in favor of a 100 percent biodegradable alternative made from cornstarch. The company claims that the new…

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Edible Cups Make Delicious Addition To Any Party

If you've been trying to live a greener more sustainable life, both at home and around town, the word "disposable" carries an undesirable connotation. Our society is plagued by a throw-away mentali…

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Kitty Litter for a Happy Planet

I love my cat. I hate her litter box. Not only does it require me to clean it, but the litter itself just can't be good for the environment. Clay litter is strip-mined, and more than 2 million tons of…

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Biodegradable Sneakers Could Revolutionize Sustainable Fashion

Social norms have taught us that wearing shoes is a must if you expect clean carpets and prompt service at gas stations. Although there's nothing more freeing than going barefoot on a summer's day, it…

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Want to Buy Green? Look for Biobased

The USDA will launch a new labeling initiative in February designed to help consumers identify biobased products, which are commercial or industrial products whose main ingredients are renewable plant…

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The World’s First Truly Biodegradable Water Bottle

Our society is addicted to single use, "disposable" containers, and as a result, plastic waste is choking our landfills and oceans. Recent statistics confirm that the bottled water industry is one…

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Plastic Bags: Stop Being Part of the Problem (+ video)

By now you've hopefully read my previous piece on the problems with plastic bags and are ready to kick the habit. Thankfully your first step is going to be an easy one: Just say no. Now I know tha…

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Go Baby Go: Eco-Friendly Baby Care

Zoliís new eco-friendly baby care is perfect for expecting parents that want their little onesí lives greener than Kermitís. To protect the health of babies, Zoli forgoes toxic ingredients like PVC, P…

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Composting Dog Waste

My boyfriend had argued for a rottweiler. I lobbied for something that weighed a more manageable 30 pounds and didn't look like it snacked on children. (Rotties can be very sweet, I know, but I also w…

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Plastic Bags: They Just Don’t Make Sense

I've been trying to start this piece for 30 minutes now and I can't really think of a clever way to do it, so I'm just gonna go with the truth. Simply put, plastic bags blow (pun intended). OK, …

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