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International Coastal Cleanup Day

By Larraine Roulston: Discarded plastic and other resources accumulate in five different ocean garbage patches. The plastic, if left to increase, will negatively impact our ecosystem. It’s a problem that needs not only to be tackled at its source but also demands a massive cleanup. September 16th marks International Coastal Cleanup Day, an event that …

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Zero Waste Stores — Less Packaging, Smaller Carbon Footprint

By Fredrica Syren: As more and more people jump on the zero waste movement bandwagon, more businesses see the potential financial benefits of giving consumers what they want — more with less waste. Sweden, already in the forefront when it comes to being one of the most green and eco-friendly …

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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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Dumpster Divers Get Legal Protection

By Kim Robson:  The very serious topic of food waste has been covered here on Green-Mom many times, from the Inglorious Foods campaign in France, to the Hidden Harvest movement in California, to the Food Waste Challenge in New York City. Wasted food is a worldwide problem, and the global population is expected only to grow, adding to the challenge of global …

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Celebrate Waste Reduction Week

By Larraine Roulston : During the third week in October, on both sides of the Atlantic, recycling councils celebrate Waste Reduction Week (WRW). This year, October 17-23 marks the promotion of building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. It is a week of information and events about how …

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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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How To Be an Eco-friendly Consumer

By Larraine Roulston: To become an eco-friendly shopper, you should implement your eco power-of-purchase. By using your freedom and ability to choose, and using your voice to demand more environmentally-friendly products and packaging, you will most certainly influence both small companies and large corporations alike. Look at it as a challenging opportunity. …

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Clean Your Plate, Cutlery and All–Edible Cutlery

By Kim Robson: Disposable plastic cutlery is non-biodegradable, and transmits toxic chemicals into the environment and wildlife. Worldcentric.org estimates 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the United States alone. The vast majority of these are thrown out after just one use. Only seven percent is recovered for …

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How to Move Without Waste

 By Larraine Roulston: Anyone who has moved knows that it can be a stressful time. Getting organized and beginning to pack as much as possible, as early as possible, can alleviate much of the anxiety. Thinking of ways to make your move waste-free will help save you money. The first …

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