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Hawaii Proposes Plastic Bag Fee

Photo Credit: Treehugger If House Bill 2260 passes in Hawaii, the state would become the first one to charge for disposable and plastic bags. The measure would attempt to discourage..

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Singing Cards Bad for Environment

Is it just me, or are electronic greeting cards taking over the card aisle at the store? The singing or the lights are cute for half a second, but after..

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Japan Recycles 77 Percent of Plastics

Photo Credit: Treehugger In 2010, Japan recycled 77 percent of its plastic waste, making it one of the top plastic recyclers in the world. This is an improvement over 2006..

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California Law Requires Recycled Content Packing Peanuts

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Styrofoam is bad, don’t use it. Not only does Styrofoam, a brand of polystyrene, sit in landfills indefinitely, but it is..

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New York Law Prohibits Haulers from Collecting E-Waste

A law went into effect on January 1st that prohibits private and public waste haulers and transporters in New York..

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Sunnyvale and Monterey Ban Plastic Bags

Photo Credit: Treehugger Sunnyvale and Monterey are joining 14 other jurisdictions in California to ban plastic shopping bags. Retailers and..

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5 Recycling Facts

Earth911 posted some “scary” recycling facts just in time for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest ones: Each year, Americans use enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and..

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Plastic Bag Bans Around the World (Infographic)

Did you know that the U.S. uses an average of 380 billion plastic bags a year, while the rest of the world uses 500 billion? Keep in mind that the..

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California Puts Hold on Styrofoam Takeout Ban

Credit: MomGoesGreen.com In June, we asked: “Will California ban Styrofoam to-go containers?” Well it still hasn’t been decided. The law bill has been placed on hold and won’t be voted..

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Paper and Plastic Ban Proposed in L.A.

Photo Credit: Treehugger Paper or plastic? Shoppers in Los Angeles may soon have neither option. On Tuesday, an L.A. councilman proposed a ban on all single use paper and plastic..

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Minneapolis Law Requires Mandatory Business Recycling

Recycling in Minneapolis has expanded to include all businesses, workplaces, and places of worship. The new ordinance requires: Regular recycling collection (at least twice a month) for all recyclable materials..

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Are Phone Books Obsolete?

Photo Credit: Andrew Sullivan Do you remember looking up numbers in the phone book? I don’t. My parents used to when I was young and I remember that, but I’ve..

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