Monthly Archives: August 2011

Recycling 411 from Sophie Uliano, Author of NYT Best-Selling Gorgeously Green

HOW TO FOLLOW RECYCLING RULES This week, I’ve found myself with a number of bulky materials that I cannot toss into my curbside recycling bin. I made a big box of these items, alongside a smaller box containing items that … Continue reading

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A Letter from Dan Jacobson, Environment California Legislative Director

We know plastic bags are terrible for the environment: They pollute our oceans and beaches, harm wildlife, and contribute to the Pacific Garbage Patch — that toxic soup of trash swirling off our coast that’s grown to be twice the … Continue reading

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Calling All Scuba Divers…

The Plastic Garbage Project. Your Debris on display in a Swiss Design Museum. Submitted by Museum of Desig… on Aug. 09/11 Help to spread the word: marine debris and plastic pollution are a serious threat to marine life, flora and … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste – by Bettina Wassener of The New York Times

HONG KONG — Most people are familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint. Many may also know there is such a thing as a water footprint. But whoever heard of a plastic footprint? Well, soon, more and more people … Continue reading

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Method – by Emily Utter, Bag It Town Coordinator

Recently Michelle Hill, Bag It’s Producer, and I visited Method Home Products headquarters in San Francisco.  The Bag It film screening was followed by a lively Q&A discussion ranging from topics like recycling, policy solutions and challenges around the world … Continue reading

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Researchers: Fungus can break down plastics – by Kristen McCrae, CNN

Just in time for the Telluride Mushroom Festival, August 18-21, comes this special report: (CNN) — When it comes to plastic pollution, our society has asked everyone — scientists, environmentalists, and the government — to clean up the mess we’ve … Continue reading

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Plastic And The Great Recycling Swindle – from the Huffington Post

by Lisa Kaas Boyle “You think you’re special. You’re Plastic! Made to be thrown away!” Lotso, to plastic toys about to be incinerated, “Toy Story 3” The Problem with Plastics Every day, disposable plastics (bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) are … Continue reading

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