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Litterati: Fighting Litter with…Instagram?

Does coming across cigarette butts and discarded food packaging on the ground make you batty? Litterati - a new movement on Instagram - aims to highlight litter and clean up the planet, one erra…

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Dining In: 10 DIY Convenience Foods

Convenience foods are what they say they are: convenient. The trouble with convenience foods is that they're highly processed and often come with a hefty dose of excessive packaging. For busy folks, m…

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Are You ‘Eco’ Enough to Eat Your Own Packaging?

By Tom Szaky, TreeHugger This is a guest post from Tom Szaky, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TerraCycle, which provides free waste collection, and then turns that waste into sustainable …

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Are We All Victims of the Diabolical Grocery Shrink Ray?

We have been hearing about the coming rise in the price of consumer goods set to hit us like a wave of price hikes and less bang for your buck. But walk into your local grocery store and things may no…

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Corporations Going Green

I often check in with twitter in the morning for my green news, and most of the time it's about what needs to be done (or nowadays, about the unfolding devastation in Japan) or what animals need to be…

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5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

The typical American family wastes between 25 and 50 percent of the food they purchase, and that's just when you're looking at the food itself. Add in the bulky packaging that goes along with many…

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15 Ways to Reduce Food Packaging

It is now a common sight to see shoppers carrying their own reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. That is fantastic, and such an easy eco-friendly action for most of us to take. Still, there's …

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Certified Frustration-Free Packaging from Amazon

Anyone who reads my columns knows I am the last person to suggest heading out and buying gifts for the holiday season. Having said that, you'll also note that I realize that people are people and some…

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Thinking Outside the Candy Bag: A DIY Safe, Fun and Green Halloween

Last year I tackled the ecological lowdown of the very spooky and not-so-eco-friendly Halloween Party with green alternatives. This year, letís dig deep into the plastic pumpkin loot baskets, printed…

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Your Incredible Shrinking Groceries

While reaching for my usual breakfast cereal at the local bodega, I noticed something different. "Eco-friendly packaging!" the box proclaimed. "Fabulous!" I thought. Until I got home and plopped it d…

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Chris D. how long do you smell of alcohol after using it as mouthwash?

Interesting article , thank you