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Is Our Convenient Life Damaging the Planet?

By Fredrica Syren: One of my favorite things to do when shopping is to snoop and see what everyone else is buying. Lately it has made me sad to see that most shopping carts are filled with convenience items such as processed and prepared foods, and disposable goods. Companies and …

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Au Revoir Plastic Cups—France to Ban Plastic Cups and Dishes

By Fredrica Syren: France is once again proving to be a pioneer as a country by making changes that will benefit the planet. They already have banned plastic bags and food waste for grocery stores, and now have taken another positive green step as the first country to ban plastic …

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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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Learn How To Recycle Plastic Properly

By Larraine Roulston: Have you ever wondered how plastic is recycled? The process involves different types of plastics melted and blended with new raw materials that create pellets or powder which are then used to create the same packaging or different products, such as decking or sturdy tote shopping bags. We all …

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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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The Path of a Recycled Bottle

By Kim Robson: We all know recycling is critically important to the health of our planet. Rather than making new bottles from scratch, recycling glass bottles allows new bottles to be created with less energy and fewer new raw materials, which aids conservation and improves energy efficiency. But have you …

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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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