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  • Practicing Proper Recycling Makes All The Difference

    A growing number of people think recycling — rather than “throwing away” — is a sound idea that leads us to more sustainable practices. To support this, more municipal governments and waste management companies make the recycling process easier by offering”single-source” collection services. This makes it far easier for recyclers to collect and deposit recyclable materials. This […] More

  • Improving Your Kitchen’s Indoor Air Quality

    When we talk about a healthy kitchen, we talk a lot about choosing organic food and ditching toxic plastics. But what about the air in our kitchens? The kitchen can be one of the most polluted rooms in our home. More

  • Does recycling K-cups make them better?

    Single-cup coffee is incredibly popular right now, but what happens to all of those single-use plastic pods? Does recycling K-cups make them less of an environmental problem? More

  • Make a Plastic-Free Food Wrap

    Getting the plastic out of your kitchen can be tough, right? It’s expensive to replace all of your plastic with glass. And glass containers take a lot more space to store than plastic baggies. That’s where a plastic-free food wrap comes in handy. These wraps are water-resistant, and fold to store easily. The best part? You can make them yourself, even if you have no sewing skills at all. More

  • A Whole New Way to Think about "Paying with Plastic"

    The very best solutions not only come up with a brilliant answer to an important problem, but often manage to help address other issues too. Here’s one that seems to fit that bill, pointed out to us by Izabella Kaminska. It’s called Plastic Bank. More

  • Trader Joe’s: Yea or Nay?

    What do you think about Trader Joe’s? Does your town have one? Do you shop there? I’d love to hear your experiences! More

  • Shoes Made from Tyvek: Does Durability Make a Product Sustainable?

    Tyvek shoes – sounds like something you’d expect to find in a Devo video, and nowhere else – right? Nope: startup shoemaker Unstitched Utilities makes a wide range of casual shoes from the material more commonly associated with envelopes and home wrap. But can you call shoes made from plastic “sustainable?” More

  • Webinar: Kicking the Plastic Bag Habit

    Chances are, if you’re a regular reader here you bring your own, reusable grocery bags to the store, but when it comes to reducing the plastic bags in your life, that’s just the tip of the sustainability iceberg. Remember Heather’s challenges when she took part in Plastic Free February? More

  • Sustainable Local Food & Fun

    Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about “gettin’ local wherever you are.” It’s kind of our 2012 theme. We’ve always believed strongly in supporting our local communities, but we’ve also always had a very national and […] More

  • Consuming Canned Soup Linked to Increased Endocrine-disrupting Substances in Body

    This should not be very surprising… A new study shows that consuming canned soup increases the amount of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the body compared to consuming freshly made soup. BPA is the endocrine-disrupting chemical that leaches into food and drink from certain plastics, such as well-known example Nalgene bottles. The study was performed by the Harvard […] More

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