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3 Products You Should Never Buy Again

As people with an incredible amount of buying power, we have a unique responsibility when it comes to being a responsible consumer. And with a world of options at our fingertips, it should be no surpr…

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11 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

The toilet is a part of our daily lives, and thank goodness: the winter gets very cold where I live in Colorado and I'm not too keen on the idea of heading outside to do my business in an outhouse in …

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Top 5 Pledges to Make for Earth Day

With Earth Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to reassess our habits and look for ways to be more eco-friendly by cutting back on waste and energy consumption. And what better place t…

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Start Preventing Food Waste in Your Home Today

In 2010, around one-third of the food produced in the United States was not consumed, and ended up being wasted. That is a troubling statistic, and represents a food waste crisis that if left ignored …

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Holiday Waste: 6 Million Tons of Trash to Landfills

Did you know that household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? Learn where we waste most and how to curb holiday waste this year. Between our regular household t…

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7 Tips To Save Money & Make Less Waste

It may seem impossible in our modern, cellophane-wrapped lives, but there are people out there who succeed in creating ZERO waste in their lives. Thatís nada, nil, zilch.†That means food, furniture, p…

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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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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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Would You Use a “Perfect Clothing Fit” Body Scanner?

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger Like the famous dog: on the internet, nobody knows you're short. But I am, and have a lot of trouble buying clothing; almost nobody stocks my size. This may not be a pr…

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