Monthly Archives: March 2011

FDA Considers Warnings for Food Colorings – from The New York Times

After staunchly defending the safety of artificial food colorings, the federal government is for the first time publicly reassessing whether foods like Jell-O, Lucky Charms cereal and Minute Maid Lemonade should carry warnings that the bright artificial colorings in them … Continue reading

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Ban the Bag Tips from Plastic Pollution Coalition

Ban Bags in Your Town One of the most common questions we get in response to news about various bag bans is, “How can I do this in my town?” There are tons of resources out there to answer this … Continue reading

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Sea Turtles and Plastic…Read On!

Our Plastic Food Chain -or- The Turtle Who Pooped Plastic As ocean pollution experts meet in Hawaii, disturbing new report chronicles effects of decades of plastic pollution on sea turtles—and what we can do about it. Honolulu, 22 March 2011 … Continue reading


REUSEIT.COM’s Charitable Way to Recycle Extra Reusable Bags!

Drowning in reusable bags? Share your extras with those in need! Congratulations, you switched from disposable to reusable bags, reusing and upcycling the few you still end up with. Doesn’t it feel nice to not have plastic bag monsters jumping … Continue reading

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Governor LePage and BPA – by Rebecca Mayer

Trace BPA exposure has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system and trigger a wide variety of disorders, including chromosomal and reproductive system abnormalities, impaired brain and neurological functions, cancer, cardiovascular system damage, adult-onset diabetes, early puberty, obesity and resistance … Continue reading

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Ban the Bag – Perspective from 5 Gyres

Our captains were trying to set the anchor at night. The anchor wouldn’t grab. The captains pulled the anchor up to investigate the problem. Bags. Plastic bags–1,000s of them sitting on the floor of the ocean. The anchor was full … Continue reading


A New Way to Recycle Bags – by Robin Shreeves, Mother Nature Network

Recycle your old reusable bags by Robin Shreeves from the Mother Nature Network ChicoBag and The Grateful Thread team up to give a second life to tired reusable bags while helping those in need. Fri, Feb 18 2011 at 9:14 … Continue reading


Tips from a Greener Place – by Rebecca Mayer

There’s a saying about New Zealand, where I will be travelling for one more week.  It goes: “when God was inventing green, he practiced on New Zealand.”  That saying is true in more ways than one.  True, the landscape seems … Continue reading


The Recycling Myth – by Rebecca Mayer

It’s such a virtuous feeling – trash day – when you drag your recycling bins out to the curb and see the items inside, which you rinsed and sorted for their regeneration into new plastic and glass and cardboard items. … Continue reading

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