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January 14, 2020 2 Comments
Why Tokyo Deserves a Medal for Sustainability

The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project: Sustainable Olympic Medals The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are just around the corner! Between construction, planning and preparation, there’s a lot to be done to set up the exciting event. And with so much to do, sustainability doesn’t always take priority. But this year, Tokyo is changing that trend with […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment
January 7, 2020 1 Comment
How Bubbles Can Help Us Fight Plastic Pollution

Bubbles to the Rescue! There’s no denying that plastic in our oceans is a big problem. While most trash doesn’t start off in the middle of the ocean, it ends up there after being carried by rivers and canals. It’s become such a big problem that there are predictions that plastic weight will outweigh all […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
December 24, 2019 2 Comments
The Latest Buzz: Bee Haven in the Netherlands

Bee Aware Did you know there’s a problem that’s causing a ton of buzz? A few years ago, reports came in about the bee population and how they’re dying at an alarming rate. According to a study from the University of Vermont, from 2008 to 2013 the bee population suffered a 23% decline in the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment
December 19, 2019 2 Comments
How to Keep the Holidays Stress-Free and Relaxing!

Helpful Holiday Reminders to Keep You Going The holidays are here! If you’re like me, you’ve been busy decking the halls and trimming the tree to get you and your home in the holiday spirit. If you are preparing to welcome friends and family into your home, you want to make sure everything is clean […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Safe Havens
November 26, 2019 8 Comments
Saving the Planet One Ban at a Time

Could Maine’s Styrofoam Ban Help Save the World? Strides are being made in the fight to protect our planet! Maine is becoming the first U.S. state to ban Sytrofoam® containers. On April 30, Governor Janet Mills signed the legislation that will take effect on January 1, 2021. While this new law doesn’t restrict the use […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog
October 22, 2019 14 Comments
How to Stop Gross Gunk and Chemicals at the Door

Why I have a “no shoes” policy I recently enjoyed this GoodHousekeeping.com article by a kindred spirit who also embraces the practice of removing footwear at the front door. As I read it, I was reminded of several good reasons for joining her in declaring shoes “public enemy number one”—indoors, anyway. Shoes can track in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health, Safe Havens
October 8, 2019 22 Comments
First Norwex Seabin Hard at Work in Malta

Seabin Adventure in Malta Kicks Off at Birgu Marina Our Norwex office in Malta is placing ten Seabins around that island country to help address growing concerns about harmful chemicals, plastic pollution and environmental issues.   What Is a Seabin? This award-winning floating rubbish bin is strategically positioned in “debris problem areas” like marinas, docks, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water
September 15, 2019 18 Comments
Cleaning Up Our Oceans, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Norwex Announces New Packaging Made from OceanBound Plastic Today I have some very exciting news to share with you! As Chief Marketing Officer, it’s my responsibility to help ensure that Norwex truly walks the talk of environmental responsibility. To that end, my colleagues and I strive to make the very best use of Norwex resources, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 10, 2019 13 Comments
Should You Leave the Cap on the Bottle When Recycling?

The Pesky Bottle Cap: Can It Be Recycled? Like any industry, recycling evolves each day, and new solutions mean hard-and-fast rules are becoming dated or even extinct. That’s why it’s so important to check your local Material Recover Facility (MRF) or city recycling guidelines regularly. To Cap or Not to Cap Recently I discovered that […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 3, 2019 15 Comments
Norwex Partners with Seabin for Cleaner Oceans

Cleaner Oceans Are the Wave of the Future Marine litter is now 60 to 80 percent plastic, reaching 95 percent in some areas, according to CoastalCare.org. Norwex is helping combat marine waste and the hazards that such waste poses to marine ecosystems through a new partnership with a holistic solution: The Seabin Project. What Is […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water