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China to ban “ultra-thin” plastic bags

China bans free plastic bags (CNN) -- China is banning free plastic bags common at shops and supermarkets and ordering customers to be charged for any they use, the government said Wednesday. The rules, which take effect June 1, come as the country tries to tackle a significant source of litter...

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Polycarbonate Bottles Raise Questions

Health Concerns Resurface Over Chemical Used in Hard-Plastic Polycarbonate Water Bottles ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Catching his breath at a fitness club, Matt McHugh took a gulp of water from his trusty, hard-plastic Nalgene bottle and pondered the idea of switching to an alternative made of glass,...

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A Day Without Bags

Heal the Bay is sponsoring A Day Without a Bag on December 20th in the Los Angeles area. More than 6 billion plastic bags are used in LA County each year. Because so few of them are recycled, the vast majority end up clogging precious landfill, littering public places and ultimately polluting ou...

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Plastics are negatively impacting marine life

Floating, Texas-Sized Garbage Patch Threatens Pacific Marine Sanctuary Ars Technica - The Art of Technology Published: October 23, 2007 Written by John Timmer A looming environmental threat the size of Texas should be hard to miss, but when that threat is floating in a rarely-visited section ...

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A fun reuse/recycle idea for your plastic bags

So you have a lot of plastic bags (that you're no longer going to be accepting at the grocery store because you're now using reusable bags), and you might be concerned about what actually happens to those bags when you take them to be recycled by turning them back into the stores. Here's somethin...

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Great visual about why the greenest bag is a reusable bag

From the Washington Post (If you can't read it in this post, click on the image for an expanded view.)

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The world’s largest Laundromat goes solar!

Check out this brief YouTube video about the world's largest Laundromat using solar energy to heat its water.

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Laundromats Cleaning Green

The Coin Laundry Association is a Carbon Conscious Consumer partner. CLA is a national association representing 35,000 self-service laundries across the United States. Earlier in the month, CLA promoted C3 posters in both English and Spanish to their members, asking them to hang them in their Lau...

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Clean Green and Get a Reusable Bag!

Method, the home cleaning product line of "all-natural, biodegradable, and stylish counter-top accessor[ies],"is rewarding you this holiday season for cleaning green. Buy $20 worth of Method cleaning products, fill out this little form, and they'll send you this handy dandy reusable bag--and jus...

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Go Go Gadget Recycling!

Washington Post Eviana Hartman Sunday, November 25, 2007; N05 It's hard to imagine life without cellphones, computers and iPods. And as technology advances, so does the rate at which we buy gadgets just to keep up. While constantly upgrading your electronics is hard on the wallet, it's also ha...

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