Environment

Starbucks to Eliminate Straws Globally by 2020

Starbucks announced today (July 9) that they will officially eliminate plastic straws from its more than 28,000 stores worldwide.
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Most Would Give Up Money For A Healthier Work Environment

Could you tolerate a toxic work environment for a larger paycheck or a more prestigious title? Not many people would. According to a Linkedin study, 70% of professionals refused to work at leading companies if it meant enduring a bad work culture. When asked what they value most in an employer,...
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How To Dispose of Unused Opioids And Medications Properly

Drug overdoses killed over 63,000 Americans in 2016 and 2/3 of these deaths were the result of a prescription or illicit opioid. Although new regulations are aiming to tighten the access to opioids, it appears our own medicine cabinets are to blame in large part. A Mayo Clinic report found that 1...
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Being Lazy Benefits The Environment

FINALLY! Some good news about being lazy (well not completely lazy but some good news anyways)! A new study finds that as technology allows people to spend more time at home, it's reducing American energy usage. Researchers examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics between 2003 and 2012...
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Will Chocolate Go Extinct by 2050?

Chocolate is apparently on track to become extinct by the year 2050. Yes, chocolate. Business Insider reports that over half of the world's chocolate comes from Cacao plants in just two countries in West Africa. The plant can only continue to grow in "rainforested land" 20 degrees north and south...
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