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Simple New Year’s resolutions to help our planet


Providing a quick list of simple solutions to help save our planet seems like an appropriate blogpost topic for the New Year, as we can all add some/all of these to our list of resolutions. Please feel free to pass … Continue reading

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It’s a beach, not a litter box for plastic!


This disgusting and disgraceful view is what we were greeted with upon arriving at the beach of San Jose Island on the Texas Gulf Coast 10 days ago.  The largely uninhabited island sits on the north side of the mouth … Continue reading

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Access to plastic recycling in America


Some interesting data about America’s access to plastic recycling from a newly released national study prepared for the American Chemistry Council by Moore Recycling Associates. According to the study, recycling options in 2,468 communities of 10,000 population or greater were analyzed, as … Continue reading

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Long Beach chooses to turn the tide


Last month I wrote a post about the sorrowful amount of trash in our oceans. Well, one coastal city has taken a step towards reducing waste in our oceans. According to a May 19 story by Alexis Petru for Earth911, the … Continue reading

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We need more readable recycling logos!


Have you ever tried to determine if a plastic item is recyclable? I have 20/20 vision for reading, but often the recycling symbol and corresponding number is so small I could use the help of a magnifying glass to read … Continue reading

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