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Don’t Like Eating Yoga Mats? Avoid These Brands…

Surely you’ve heard of Subway’s recent decision to ditch azodicarbonamide (ADA) from their sandwich bread - -a chemical foaming agent commonly used in the production of yoga mats and shoe rubber. Good…

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3 Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Tea

Tea is a miraculous thing. Bursting with antioxidants and health benefits galore, civilizations have been imbibing it for centuries. Drink it iced in the throes of summer or steaming hot to stave off …

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If You Care About Birds, Watch This 4-Minute Video

This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn't ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just…

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Learning to Live with Less Plastic (podcast)

Packed house this week, making the Green Divas’ studio absolutely buzzing with boundless activity. The show was all about plastic — the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do to upgrade your own…

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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food …

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16 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

Plastic grocery bags are terrible for the planet, but somehow they always seem to make their way into our homes, don't they? Next time you're faced with a plastic grocery bag, try one of these ways to…

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Are Tea Bags Really Compostable?

Composting your tea bags seems like a no-brainer, right? It's a paper wrapper, a fabric string, and a bunch of damp leaves - seems perfect for the compost bin. The trouble with tea bags is that there'…

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How Plastic Bags Are Killing Our Planet (Infographic)

Over 1 trillion plastic bags are produced every year—and every single one of those bags will take an estimated 1,000 years to degrade. At that cost, is the convenience of using plastic bags really wor…

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What To Do With Bathroom Plastics

By Virginia Sole-Smith, Planet Green I decided that Step One of my Plastic Detox Program would be to find out what I have. It's both worse and a bit better than I thought. The bad news: Virtual…

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Los Angeles Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

L.A. has a brand new bag - and it's reusable. The nation's second largest city has banned plastic grocery bags in an effort to keep its beaches and waterways cleaner.   US News Video by NewsLoo…

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