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Ban Plastic Bags – Crochet A Reusable One

If you care where your food comes from, you probably care about what you carry your food home in from the market. Cities and towns across America are considering a movement to ban or fine the use of d…

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Whale Death Caused by Plastic Bags

A rare Gervais beaked whale was found on a beach in Puerto Rico with ten pounds of twisted plastic in its stomach. The ball of plastic caused the whale to starve to death. It was a juvenile female, an…

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Plastic Bag Documentary Premiers On PBS During Earth Week

Earth Week starts April 17, 2011, and to get you in the spirit, PBS will air the national television premiere  of the award-winning film Bag It, a touching and often funny documentary about how we use…

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Ziploc Announces New Recycling Initiative

Ziploc is one of the world's most popular brands of plastic bags and other food storage supplies on the market. Even though reusable bags and containers are the best way to keep your lunch from genera…

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6 Ways to Make Reusable Bags Even Greener

By Blythe Copeland, Planet Green With shoppers coming home with more than 1 million plastic bags per minute, we all know that cutting back by using fabric bags is an easy way to stop litter. …

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Ditch the Plastic: DIY Knitted Shopping Bag

“Hey, where’d you get that great shopping bag? Oh, it’s so cute. Can I touch it?” Did you ever carry a little puppy around? If so, strangers clamor for a touch and to ogle the precious pup. If you…

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Make a Super Eco-Friendly Tote Bag From Juice Packs

The three R's of recycle, reuse and reduce are in full swing with this DIY alternative to plastic bags. This eco-fashion statement, designed by Gail Mitchell of Canadian Living, uses single use juice …

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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 that se…

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Eco-Themed Halloween Costumes

There are eco-friendly costumes and then there are ECO-costumes. The later immerses its wearer in environmentally-themed garb. I am always pleasantly surprised when an otherwise shy, quiet and even d…

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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, let’s dig deep into the plastic pumpkin loot baskets, printed…

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