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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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Is There Plastic In My Food?

  Plastics are everywhere. They're in our homes, clothes, cars, toys, and, alarmingly, they're on our dinner plates. Researchers have confirmed that potentially harmful chemicals from plastics…

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10 Ways to Get Plastic Out of Your Kitchen

Earth day is right around the corner--what better time to take a hard look at your plastic consumption? Plastics seem to invade every aspect of our lives, and the kitchen is no exception. From cook…

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Conspiracy to Keep BPA in Food?

What will it take to get Bisphenol A out of our food sources?  This chemical is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup…

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Getting Local Wherever You Are 1: Paul Miller, Sustainable Community

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about "gettin' local wherever you are." It's kind of o…

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Alternatives to Plastic Wrap

By Adam Verwymeren, Networx Plastic wrap: it’s ubiquitous, convenient and horrible for the environment. Usually made from the petroleum-based plastic LDPE, cling wrap doesn’t decompose quickly an…

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Non-Toxic Giveaway: $100 MightyNest Gift Certificate

A few years ago, after learning more about BPA, PVC, formaldehyde, phtalates and the hundreds of other toxic chemicals that are leeching into our lives (and bodies!) via can linings, baby bottles, sho…

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