Monthly Archives: April 2012

Report Lays Out Process for Addressing Plastic Pollution both Locally and Globally – by Rebecca Mayer

In the most remote places on Earth with few or no humans present… one can find substantial quantities of plastic debris. Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Stephane Bidouze That is the bad news.  But according to a new international report, constructive solutions to … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day! by Rebecca Mayer

Dear Earth: Thank you for the solid, sunbaked steps I take down the dirt path to the coconut stand. The way the palm leaves rustle in the breeze as I lie, belly first, on the river dock. Flying fish, silver-streaked, … Continue reading

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Getting Personal – by Rebecca Mayer

In the spirit of changing things up, this post is more personal. In Southeast Asia, where I’ve been studying and teaching yoga for 5 months, feet and knees are the most personal things.  So you keep them covered and hidden … Continue reading

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Go Team Bag It! by Rebecca Mayer

This week is a heartwarming one for plastic bag banning supporters. Go team! Check them out: Aspen, Colorado third graders posted their amazingly articulate and well-researched reasons for going re-usable in this week’s edition of The Aspen Times. Try something … Continue reading

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Yes, Recycling Does Make a Difference! by Rebecca Mayer

We realize we may have come down a little hard on recycling in the past. It is true that recycling makes us feel better about indulging in just one more six-pack of soda, or plastic container of pre-packaged food (that … Continue reading

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The Latest Battle in the War on Plastic – by Rebecca Mayer

Have you seen the beautiful and useful Bag It produce bags? Shameless plug, yes.  But also topical news item. Good Magazine covers the Plastic Bag War as it moves to the produce aisle. As grocery stores across the nation and … Continue reading

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Why, again, do we dislike plastic? by Rebecca Mayer

We’ve been on the bag-banning bandwagon for a while now, many of us.  We know we don’t like bags, but sometimes it’s hard to remember why, exactly. The most poignant image we can easily recall is an albatross, lying dead … Continue reading

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Join the Lunchbox Project Today! by Rebecca Mayer

We would like to introduce our Bag It community to a fabulous new concept in the fight against SUP (single use plastics) – The Lunchbox Project! The LunchBox Project is planning a Day of Action in San Francisco on Friday, … Continue reading

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Get a Green Degree and Make a Difference, by guest blogger Meika Jensen

There was a time when college students had this choice: to study for a career where they could do something positive for their community and the planet, or to study for a career that would generate a good income. It … Continue reading

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Schools: Take Action! by Rebecca Mayer

Dear American Schools: Start right away – educate students about the impacts of consumption on our waste stream. Monday, April 2, is the final day to register for the Green Cup Recycle Challenge, a program aimed at improving school recycling … Continue reading

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