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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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Use A Laundry Mesh Mag For Small Items In Your Dishwasher

When you bought a laundry mesh bag, most likely it was to protect delicate fabrics in the wash. Perhaps it was to keep small items, like socks, from disappearing into the laundry abyss. But that seemingly single task mesh bag can serve a purpose in your dishwasher. Just like in your clothes washer...
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Use A Laundry Mesh Mag For Small Items In Your Dishwasher

When you bought a laundry mesh bag, most likely it was to protect delicate fabrics in the wash. Perhaps it was to keep small items, like socks, from disappearing into the laundry abyss. But that seemingly single task mesh bag can serve a purpose in your dishwasher. Just like in your clothes washer...
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Pack Kitchenware in Vacuum Seal Bags To Prevent Damage

Moving from one house or apartment to another is a stressful experience in the best of times. Packing all your worldly possessions into boxes places your possessions in peril of being lost, damaged or destroyed, with your kitchenware being most vulnerable. However the next time you move, try this...
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Your Social Security Card Is Still Printed On Paper For A Very Good Reason

It is interesting that your entire identity revolves around your social security number. A nine digit number, unique to you, and required for so many things in the United States like a driver's license, obtaining a mortgage, getting a job, enrolling in school and even filing your taxes! But unlike...
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Why Aluminum And Metal Lids Are Not Getting Recycled

The good news is that more Americans are recycling! With municipalities making it easier than ever to recycle there is one item that turns out to be a problem in the recycling chain. In fact it's a hazard at recycling centers and their metal and aluminum lids. Many metal cans containing things like...
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BPA Free Plastics Are Not Much Better For Our Bodies

Plastics have been in the news lately with a chemical used in its creation called BPA. From plastic bottles to plastic-lined cans to medical devices, BPA is all around our modern world. The problem, with plastics is that over time, certain compounds that make up plastic, such as BPA, can leach out...
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