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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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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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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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Go Plastic-Free with 3 DIY Reusable Bags

Creating a sustainable life is an ongoing effort. Eliminating plastic is one of the greenest actions you can do to lower your eco-footprint. For many of us cutting back on plastic is a massive shi…

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Mexico City Bans Bags: 6 Ways to Join In

Stores across Mexico City went bagless this week as amended ordinances on solid waste prohibited businesses from giving out non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags. The law affects all stores, produ…

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Easy Greening: Shopping Bags

As far as shopping bags go, the plastic versus paper dilemma is as puzzling as the one about the chicken or the egg. The truth is, the statistics on both types of bags are deeply disturbing. At first …

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