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Public Shaming For Those Using Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

Last week we shared with you a story on the amount of plastics we consume daily without even knowing it (and it's a lot). It's no surprise that many communities and governments are looking to reduce our use of plastic items; particularly single-use plastic items such as food containers, bags,...
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We Consume A Lot Of Plastic And That Can Not Be Good

Plastic has been a news headline for quite some time and it is just about everywhere, including your body. A new study found that the average person swallows about 50,000 pieces of plastic per year. That’s between 126 and 142 tiny particles of plastic every day. But it isn't just what we're eating...
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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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Make A Make-Shift Bib With Glad Press N' Seal

Eating some foods come with the risk of dripping sauces or squirting juices, which can be a problem when you're running late for a meeting. Usually you reach for a napkin and tuck a corner of it in your shirt and while this works most of the time, there's a better way to make a make-shift bib, Glad...
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Recycle Used Contact Lenses With This Free Program

Monthly and daily wear contacts have made life easier for the estimated 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses . But what a lot more attention focused on microplastic pollution, it has left many contact wearers with a questions. What do you do with your old contact lenses. Believe it or not,...
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Keep Plastic Mail Envelopes Out Of Your Recycle Bin

Recycling is simple enough. Paper, glass, cans and plastic can all be recycled for another round of use. However those plastic mailers that are delivered to your mailbox or doorstep from Amazon should not be placed in the recycle bin. According to a recent report Amazon’s new, non-recyclable...
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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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Gainesville Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags And Take Out Containers

Starting August 1, 2019, you will no longer have the "plastic" bag option at a grocery store, restaurant or retail store within the City of Gainesville. The Gainesville City Commission unanimously voted Thursday (1/17/19) to ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers used by grocery...
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Items You May be Behind In Tossing In The Garbage

Everything our home has a shelf life. Milk, bread, deodorant are just a few but there are some items that generally outstay their welcome and they could be making you sick! While we routinely replace kitchen sponges and HVAC filters, our bath towels may be as old as 5 years before replacing them...
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What To Do With LEGOs After Your Kids Outgrow Them

LEGOs have been a childhood staple for decades. Colorful interlocking bricks pair perfectly with the imagination of a child making LEGO the world's most powerful brand, according to Brand Finance. But what happens when your kid grows up and loses interest, leaving you stuck with bins full of bricks...
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