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Friday, June 19th, 2009 | Author:  | 27,531 views - starting Aug 9/09

for several decades, scientists, naturalists, and concerned citizens around the world have been cautioning people against the careless use, abuse, and rapid disposal of plastics … fortunately, their message has not dissipated in intensity and it is increasingly more far-reaching … however, considering the explosive rate of global population growth, i wonder if the message is becoming diluted or more concentrated among the proliferating minds populating Earth today … more…

Category: Ecosystems, General, oceans, water  | Tags: , , , ,  | 15 Comments

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,761 views - starting Aug 9/09

confusing terms …

degradable, biodegradable and compostable … they all mean different things … they’re often used interchangeably … however, when you’re dealing with man-made products (e.g., bioplastics) that have been stamped with a claim of being “environmentally friendly”, it is important to understand what means what … some company claims may be deceiving … more…

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 | Author:  | 7,411 views - starting Aug 9/09

in keeping with the theme of plastic bags and the importance of minimizing our use of them, i’ve been thinking a lot about how interesting it is that certain trends evolve and spread like wildfire when the media, industry, politicians, and the general public finally believe in the worthiness of a cause … we should all learn from success stories and keep in mind how powerful we are and how easily effective changes can be made … more…

Category: Easy Being Green, General  | Tags: , , , ,  | 4 Comments

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 | Author:  | 6,743 views - starting Aug 9/09

this news was a sad surprise:  early last week, the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) of Canada issued the results of a study they funded, which showed that reusable cloth bags harbour a plethora of apparently hazardous microorganisms … media reports highlighted the potential danger that bacteria-, yeast-, and mould-infected cloth bags pose to people, especially persons with compromised immune systems and unhealthy digestive tracts who are more susecptible to food poisoning … more…

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