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Is Hawaii’s Plastic Bag Ban Effective?

Photo Credit: Treehugger Although there have been a number of city-level bans on plastic bags in the United States, Hawaii is the first state to pass a statewide law regarding..

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5 Tips for a Green Easter Basket

If you celebrate Easter and have some last-minute shopping to do, here are some tips for keeping your Easter basket eco-friendly! Make sure you choose your Easter chocolate wisely! For..

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4 Tips for a Green Saint Patrick’s Day

  Saint Patrick’s Day is all about the color green—so what better way to celebrate than by doing it in an “All Green” manner? Earth 911 had some great tips..

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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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What’s In Your Trash? (Infographic)

We generate a lot of trash. In 2010, Americans generated more than 250 tons of garbage. That’s a lot! Did..

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Do You Clean Your Reusable Bags?

Photo Credit: Earth911.com: Amanda_Wills Do you use reusable bags? Now here’s the real question: How often do you wash your..

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Post-Holiday Recycling

Christmas may be over, but if you’re like me, the remnants of the holiday are still scattered around your house. What can you reuse and what can you recycle? Christmas..

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Disposable Coffee Cup Eliminates Plastic Lid

Credit: Compleat Whether your coffee cup is made from paper or Styrofoam, the lid is probably plastic. And we all know how bad plastic can be for the environment… A..

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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 grocery stores will be banned from handing out plastic bags,..

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History of Recycling (Infographic)

Today (November 15) is America Recycles Day, an annual event launched in 1997 by Keep America Beautiful. It is currently the only nationally-recognized day devoted to recycling in the United..

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5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and we all know what that means—costumes, candy, and pumpkins galore. So how can you have a fun, eco-friendly Halloween? Make your Halloween costume out of items..

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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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