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Environmentally-Friendly Ways To Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree

The holidays are over and soon, if you haven’t already, your Christmas tree will make its exit from your home. Sadly, the once beloved Christmas tree becomes one of the biggest pieces of trash you’ll have to deal with all year. But it doesn't have to end up in a landfill. Homeowners and home...
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Switch To Reusable Produce Bags

A while ago you made the switch from one-time use plastic shopping bags to reusable tote bags. However you are still bringing home a lot of one-time use plastic bags that hold your fruits and vegetables. While many grocery stores have switched out their clear plastic produce bags for the green-...
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Recycle Your Old Mattress

When you think of items to recycle usually plastic bottles, aluminum cans and paper bag come to mind. An old mattress doesn't usually pop up on the recycle list but there is a lot of items that can be make from recycling it. From box springs to foam, mattresses contain valuable recyclable material...
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New Sustainability Program Keeps Product Packaging The Responsibility Of The Manufacturer

The sustainability movement has finally become large enough for corporate America to take notice. It has well-known that packaging used in food, personal products and home goods is a garbage-producing mess. Although recycling programs are helpful, only around 9% of plastics are actually recycled...
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Your Plastic Toothbrush Could Not Be Recycled Until Now

When your toothbrush has served you well, eventually it will become time to replace it and you toss the old one into the recycle bin. But the dirty, dark secret is even though you think your plastic toothbrush will be made into some other plastic item, it is a kind of plastic most recycling centers...
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Why You Shouldn't Flush Used Eye Contacts Down The Drain

Contact wearers are being asked not to dispose of their used contact down the drain. it is estimated that 45 million Americans, that’s 1 in 5 people, dispose of their used contracts by flushing down the toilet or tossing them down the drain, causing additional plastic to wind up in our sewage...
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Recycling Your K-Cup Coffee Pods

We have a love/hate relationship with our single-cup coffee makers. With one out of every three Americans owning one we do love its convenience. However the plastic single-serve capsule is where our love turns to hate as an estimated 20 billion of them will end up in landfills this year because the...
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Plastic Straws Can Be A Lingering Environmental Headache

You never give much thought to a plastic straw. They're included in fast food bags and come in all sorts of drinks. However many straws, like many plastics, end up in landfills where after 200 years it will decompose . But more pressing than two centuries in a garbage heap, straws find their way...
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