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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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15 Re-Uses for Plastic Zipper Baggies

By Sayward Rebhal, Networx You know the bags I mean – The Brand Which Will Not Be Named, and all of its many knock-offs. These days, they come in a million different sizes, for sandwiches and sna…

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9 Surprising Items Made With Animal Ingredients

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger If you thought that by quitting meat or at least going weekday vegetarian you were doing your part to avoid the horrors of factory farming, think again. Even though…

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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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Paper or…? Plastic Bags Get Thrown Out in L.A.

Some will call it an environmental victory for landfills and waterways; others will call it a perilous step towards a “nanny state.” Wherever you may stand on the issue, there is no denying that withi…

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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Holiday Waste

The amount of extra waste generated during the holidays is astonishing. Studies reveal waste is increased by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Years. On the next page is a fabulous infographic t…

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5 Key Strategies for a Plastic-Free Life

We've reduced, reused, and fretted over Ziploc bags for an entire month, and now it's time to turn all those lessons learned into words we can live by. Here are the 5 key strategies we learned, which …

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18 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

Here in the U.S. alone, we use around 100 billion plastic grocery bags every single year. While some cities have banned the bag, most of us aren't lucky enough to live in a town that's nixed those u…

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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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The Truth Behind Plastic Bags

I'll be the first to admit that between my multiple jobs and busy family life I often find it difficult to lead a completely healthy and sustainable lifestyle despite my altruistic intentions.  I have…

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