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Plastic Pollution In Oceans On A Steady Rise
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, pollution, oceans, plastic, protection, conservation )

- 1841 days ago -
Plastic finding its way into our oceans poses a huge environmental threat since plastic does not biodegrade - plastic photo degrades with sunlight and breaks into smaller and smaller pieces but never fully disappears. Some estimates have found that
The Process of Recycling Plastic
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, recycling, plastic, protection, greenliving )

- 1849 days ago -
Recycling plastic is a more complex process than first thought for a number of reasons. The first is because there are many different types of plastic, some of which can be recycled and some of which cannot. Also, many plastics have differing levels of
ACTION ALERT: Ban Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags in New Mexico! PLEASE SIGN1
Green Lifestyle  (tags: plastic, toxins, dangerous, laws, ecoystems, ban plastic, new mexico, environment )

- 1855 days ago -
This is important because we are consuming more and more virtually useless petroleum products. Single use plastic carrier bags are very toxic; we use them for 10 minutes and they take over 1000 years to decompose.
How Do Plastic Bags Affect Our Environment?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection, pollution, plastic, eco-friendly )

- 1864 days ago -
Plastic bags tend to disrupt the environment in a serious way. They get into soil and slowly release toxic chemicals. They eventually break down into the soil, with the unfortunate consequence being that animals eat them and often choke and die.
How Many Types Of Recyclable Plastic Are There?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, plastic, recycling, protection )

- 1878 days ago -
Unfortunately for us all there isn't one type of plastic which we can use for everything and can be completely recycled. This is because in different applications (industrial, commercial and domestic), we need plastics to have variation to suit
CAMEROON: Stepping Naturally Away From Plastic
Green Lifestyle  (tags: recycling, food, plastic, banana leaves, Cameroon, natural, wrapping, BPA, environment, eco-friendly, safety, risks, health )

- 2021 days ago -
Maya Stelle, a restaurant manager in the capital of Cameroon, no longer uses plastic to wrap the corn-fufu that she sells to her customers. She now uses banana or plantain leaves instead, because these are "natural and it is our African culture to >>
ACTION ALERT; City of San Diego: Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags! PLEASE SIGN !
Green Lifestyle  (tags: plastic, recyling, ban plastic, environment, eco-friendly, greenliving )

- 2053 days ago -
Californians use an estimated 12 billion plastic bags per year. Only three percent of these bags are actually recycled. The City of San Diego along with other municipalities statewide spend more than $25 million each year to clean up plastic.
Tapping Into America's Garbage Power
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy, Recycling Plastic, Waste To Energy, Energy Legislation, National Energy Strategy, Plastic, Recycling, Waste To Energy Legislation, Green News )

- 2074 days ago -
"Waste to energy" -- the ability to turn household waste into energy to power cars, homes and businesses -- isn't a new idea; it's been around for decades.
Recycled Plastic Bottle House Built in Nigeria
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Design / Green Architecture, Recycled, Plastic, Bottle, House, Built in, Nigeria )

- 2076 days ago -
Thousands of pieces of trash that would otherwise be clogging waterways and landfills in Nigeria have been turned into sturdy, and surprisingly attractive, construction materials in the village of Yelwa, where the country's first plastic-bottle house is
ACTION ALERT: Take Action Against Marine Debris !
Green Lifestyle  (tags: marine debris, plastic, protection, recycling, greenliving, eco-friendly, conservation, environment )

- 2382 days ago -
With so much trash and litter entering our ocean every year, the problem of preventing and reducing marine debris is an urgent challenge that we must meet to preserve the health of our ocean. Business, government and individuals can make a difference
'Great Garbage Patch': 20 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption
Green Lifestyle  (tags: plastic, greenliving, eco-friendly, plastic bags, environment, garbage )

- 2385 days ago -
The plastic debris in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has killed millions of birds and other marine animals. Here are 20 ways to reduce your plastic consumption.
4 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution
Green Lifestyle  (tags: plastic, plastic bags, plastic recycling, ocean, Plastic Waste )

- 2405 days ago -
join the Plastic Pollution Coalition's campaign #1 REFUSE disposable plastics #2 Develop alternatives and stop using virgin resin #3 Develop policies to curb the irresponsible use of plastic #4 Form a union against the onslaught of plastic
Plastic-Free Living Guide
Green Lifestyle  (tags: chemicals, conservation, eco-friendly, energy, environment, food, garbage, greenliving, health, oceans, plastic, shopping, Sustainabililty, wildlife )

- 2466 days ago -
Our oceans are filling up with plastic: plastic that harms wildlife and never biodegrades; plastic that enters the food chain and leaches toxic chemicals. This blog is a record of my journey to live with as little unnecessary plastic as possible.
Electrolux Recycles Ocean Garbage Into New Vacuums
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Electrolux, vacuums, recycling, plastic, Great Garbage Patch, oceans, pollution, CoolStuff )

- 2506 days ago -
Electrolux will recycle plastic garbage collected from vulnerable marine habitats into it's newest line of vacuum cleaners.
Arboform: Liquid Wood That Could Replace Plastic
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, recycling, plastic, green, greenproducts, shopping, watch, interesting, CoolStuff )

- 2512 days ago -
Arboform is a liquid wood material invented by German scientist with potentiality to replace plastic products in the future. Arboform Liquid wood looks and feels like real wood, during the process it combines lignin, a discarded element of wood with...

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