Monthly Archives: May 2012

With the Support of Heal the Bay, LA Bans the Bag – By Rebecca Mayer

LOS ANGELES is the largest city to date to approve a plan to phase out single-use plastic bags!  The transition will occur through about 7,500 stores within the next 16 months. A large supporter of the action is a group … Continue reading

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Traveling Plastic-Free by Rebecca Mayer

OK, so I admit: traveling plastic-free has turned out not to always be my forte.  In fact, I returned from six months of travel through third-world countries to discover that I was so severely dehydrated that the doctor wanted to … Continue reading

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Clean Air and Water Bottles – by Rebecca Mayer

We’ve posted countless times about the impact of bottled water on our own health and the health of our planet, but this week Judith A. Ross brings us a new reason to stop sipping from disposable bottles: clean air. It’s … Continue reading


What Do You Mistake for Food? – by Rebecca Mayer

Studies show that the effects of plastic pollution become most personal and actionable when we see their effects on wildlife – sea creatures strangled by ocean debris and albatrosses dying from ingesting small particles, mistaking them for food. Here’s another … Continue reading