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Are Garbage Disposals Eco-Friendly?

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy You're standing at the kitchen sink cleaning the dinner dishes when eco-confusion strikes: what's the greenest way to dispose of your meat scraps and other non…

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How Green Is Compostable Packaging?

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy I was recently asked a question about "compostable" food packaging being used by some grocers like Trader Joe's and how "green" they are. As a scientist wh…

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Why Food Waste Matters, and How to Curb It

A healthy food culture values food from farm to table and back to the soil. In this interview with Nourish, journalist Jonathan Bloom,†author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearl…

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Easy Pieces for a Clean and Green Kitchen

We've done the research. Here, a few of our picks to help keep your kitchen clean and organized in an eco-friendly way. Above: An inspiring kitchen.†Photo from the portfolio of stylist Hannah Simmo…

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Probiotics for Insects, Soil and Self

For many people, the idea of dousing their veggie gardens with chemical pesticides or fertilizers is akin to dousing their nightly salad, children playing nearby and their companion animals with tox…

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How Long Does Composting Take?

By Jordan Laio, Hometalk Everyone knows that composting your fruit and vegetable scraps and other biological material is much better than sending those scraps to the city dump, where they would tu…

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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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8 Ways to Compost

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger Want to compost, but not sure where to start? Confused about the difference between hot compost and cold compost? Considering worm composting, or perhaps even grub comp…

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Apartment Composting and What to Do With It

Composting might seem like it's relegated to those lucky home owners with a back yard, but that's just not true! While it might be a bit more common to start a back yard compost pile, there's no r…

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The Science of Compost

Composting at home is fairly straightforward, but can go wrong quickly, and your nose knows when the compost container isnít working properly. A functioning compost pile should smell faintly like…

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