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California Voted Yes on Plastic Bag Ban

By Fredrica Syren: Wow, what an election it was! And I for one am happy that something positive did come out of all this: California voted yes on Proposition 67 to ban single use plastic bags. So what does this exactly mean, and how will this affect the consumers? Proposition …

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20 Ways to Skip Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: It’s been two years now since my family began our journey to go plastic free. How is it going, you might wonder. The truth is that going completely plastic free is more difficult than we expected because plastic is in EVERYTHING. But we have for sure reduced …

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Single Use Plastic Straws — What a Waste! 

By Larraine Roulston : Over the years, our love of the drinking straw has grown through nostalgic images and our life-long habits. Today, there is a global movement … “The Last Straw — Literally!” With a mission to reduce straws, The Last Plastic Straw is a volunteer community project for Save …

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How To Store Food Without Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: Since going to zero waste a few month ago, we have gotten so much praise and so many cheers from others. It surely feels good that people really see this as a positive step and something they would like to do as well; they just don’t know …

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More Tips To Eliminate Plastic

By Larraine Roulston: With new reports revealing that climate change is worse than first predicted, citizens as well as government leaders attending the Paris summit must do their part. One issue is lessening our dependency on oil based plastics. Although this seems to be a daunting and never ending challenge, …

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Plastic-Eating Worms To Clean Up Our Plastic Mess

By Fredrica Syren: Plastic…sigh! What can I say that I have not already preached about so much here on green-mom.com? It’s bad; it’s filled with hormone disruptive chemicals; it’s not decomposable, so it will stay in a landfill for ever; it pollutes our oceans; it’s in everything. So, yes, it’s …

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Chewing on Plastic? Ewwwwww!

By Fredrica Syren: My 8-year-old recently became old enough to enjoy the occasional piece of gum. All her friends are chewing gum and, since I bought her a sugar-free type, I didn’t see a problem with it. It made me remember my own experience with Hubba Bubba, Big Bubbles, No …

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Ending Our Love Affair with Disposable Plastic 

By Larraine Roulston: When I saw the 1967 classic movie The Graduate, with its famous line “One Word: Plastics,”  I never thought that I would be writing an anti-plastic article almost five decades later. For the most part, products made from plastic are amazingly convenient; however, their manufacture involves the use …

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Lego Planning a Plastic-free Line

By Fredrica Syren: As some of you know, my family and I are on a journey to a plastic-free life. We have found the hardest part of our quest to be kids’ toys. I would say that the majority contains some sort of plastic and always comes packaged in plastic. …

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