Category Archives for "Cut Down on Waste"

America’s largest grocery store chain will be eliminating its 6 billion plastic bags per year

Days ago, we wrote about the amazing news from Australia, where 80 percent of the use of disposable plastic bags in the country was dramatically cut in just three months time. Two of the largest supermarket chains banned the bags, making a drastic difference and the citizens may vote for leaders promising to do more. […]

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The plastics industry is as dirty as 600 coal-fired power plants

As multiple nations move toward eliminating coal power to reduce carbon emissions, the plastics industry is producing enough emissions to equal more than 600 coal power plants, according to a sobering new report. Coal is quickly being replaced in several countries by renewable clean energy sources such as wind and solar power. The United Kingdom […]

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Australia cut the use of plastic bags by 80 percent in just three months

As we see more and more stories about sea creatures like whales found dead with bellies full of plastic, more and more countries and localities are banning single-use plastics like bags and straws. In one dramatic example, Australia cut the use of plastic bags by 80 percent in just three months, and it wasn’t due […]

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Study warns balloons are greater threat to seabirds than plastic straws

A new study reveals that while plastic straws is a killer of marine animals, it’s balloons that are a greater threat, particularly to seabirds. All of us at one time or another has probably released a balloon into the air and thought nothing of it. After all, it’s just a balloon, it couldn’t possibly kill […]

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This is how eco-friendly housing can be gratifying and prosperous

As warnings about climate change become more and more common in the daily news, many homeowners are faced with concerns they haven’t had to think about too much before. Would my home be ready to withstand a natural disaster? What if my house isn’t ready for a changing climate?   Meanwhile across the world, people […]

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