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Category: Conservation

September 10, 2019 7 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 11 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
August 27, 2019 3 Comments
From Landfills to New Life: A Look at the Transformation of Waste

How TerraCycle Is Changing the Landscape Reduce, reuse, recycle. We all know it and do it to the best of our ability, but we’re also still learning. For example, have you ever stared at a recycling bin wondering if that yogurt cup is really acceptable for that receptacle? Should you rinse it out first? And […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
August 20, 2019 8 Comments
What Is the “It” Tree of 2019?

5 Plants to Liven Up Any Décor I came across this blog about trendy houseplants the other day and couldn’t help but wonder: Really? Houseplants . . . ? Trendy? The idea intrigued me a little. I’ve never given much thought to houseplants, other than that they’re pretty and offer a welcome touch of green. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Family, Health
August 13, 2019 No Comments
Why Use Chemicals When You Can Use Wildflowers?

Coming Full Circle: Using Nature to Combat Pests The use of pesticides is a regular occurrence in the farming and agriculture industry. Chemicals are routinely applied to crops to prevent them from being attacked and eaten by insects. But while they are effective in controlling insects, some of these chemicals can also be problematic for […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Health
August 8, 2019 1 Comment
What Happens When the Wolves Are Missing

  It Takes All of Us Have you ever thought about the fact that everyone has a vital role to play? How each one of us fills an important niche in this world? That’s exactly what occurred to me as I watched this beautiful video showcasing the dramatic impact of the 1995 reintroduction of wolves […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment
July 23, 2019 6 Comments
Would You Wear the Same Dress for 100 Days in a Row?

One Teacher Takes a Stand Against Fast Fashion To prove to her class how “fast fashion” is harmful to the planet and to teach her students about sustainability, a middle school teacher in the U.S. wore the same dress to work every day for 100 days. She washed it a few times a week and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Reuse Recycle, Water
July 9, 2019 7 Comments
Can Banana Leaves Help Fight the War on Plastic?

Guatemalan Town Says “No” to Plastic Packaging Can you imagine life with no plastic packaging? What if your fresh chicken came wrapped in a banana leaf, for example? Or your tortillas were “packaged” in a cloth napkin? Well if you are one of the 13,000 residents in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, this is now […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food, Plastic
July 2, 2019 8 Comments
Are Avocados Going To Be the Answer to the Plastic Problem?

How One Company Is Turning Pits into Profits Holy guacamole! Did you know that avocado pits are being turned into biodegradable plastic? Companies like Biofase are aware of the growing plastic problem and they have figured out a way to turn the waste from one of their country’s biggest exports into a reusable material. Avocados aren’t […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, One Less, Plastic
June 25, 2019 5 Comments
Can Your Milkman Help Solve the Problem of Plastic?

Reusable Packaging Could Soon Be on Our Doorsteps Today I have to give props to several major corporations who recently made news by opting to use high-quality, reusable packaging instead of plastic! Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo and Unilever are among dozens of others that hope to permanently reduce plastic waste by partnering with TerraCycle, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Family, Food, Plastic