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A New Silent Spring?

Sunday, Sep 20 2015, 03:04PM

Rachel Carson - Silent SpringIs plastic a new silent spring?

Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring ignited a global environmental movement by highlighting the seemingly harmless toxins that surround us.

The parallels with her work 53 years ago and the growing global plastic pollution problem are uncanny and highly disturbing.

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Green Plastic-Free Popsicles!

Wednesday, Jun 17 2015, 08:31PM

Green smoothie ice pop popsicles in Freezycup


It looks like a popsicle.

And depending who you ask, it tastes like a popsicle. 

Find out about Jay's use of the newly designed stainless steel Freezycup ice pop popsicle molds to craft delicious - yes, delicious! (says Jay) - green popsicles.


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Dizolving the Laundry Detergent Eco-Disaster

Monday, May 25 2015, 03:34PM

Dizolve Eco-Strips Laundry DetergentLaundry detergents are a major plastic waste culprit.

Get this:  In Canada alone, approximately 94 million plastic 1.5L / 50 fl. oz. plastic laundry jugs end up in landfills each year - or potentially as plastic pollution in the broader environment.

There is now an eco-friendly solution that eliminates all plastic waste - and cleans beautifully.


(Image credit: Dizolve)

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Plastic Runs In My Family, And Yours Too

Monday, Apr 13 2015, 02:56PM

Bound Brook New Jersey Plastic Plant - Bakelite SmokestackEnvironmental Sociologist Rebecca Altman and her father pay a visit to the plastic plant where he worked for a decade making polystyrene.

This is not just any plastic plant - it is the birthplace of modern plastics.

Many interesting reflections ensue.

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Does Less Plastic Mean More Happiness?

Friday, Mar 20 2015, 10:24AM

Bhutan Landscape - Simon Roberts - NY TimesIn our experience, yes, but it's not that simple.

Looking at efforts and ideas ranging from the Kingdom of Bhutan to Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project to Pharrell Williams Raw for the Oceans, this post examines how the correlation between using less plastic and happiness is valid and important, but not always so easy to implement, and requires a broader perspective.

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(Photo Credit: Simon Roberts, The New York Times)





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