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February 25, 2020 7 Comments
How Germany Is Motivating Citizens to Live More Sustainably

The Plastic Problem One of the biggest problems facing our earth’s wellbeing is plastic. Each year, over 270 million metric tons of plastic is produced and used throughout the world. And anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 metric tons of it winds up in our oceans. This plastic pollution is a big problem and every country […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
February 18, 2020 7 Comments
Fake Flowers, Real Problems: A New Way to Help Bees!

Protecting the Pollinators In case you hadn’t heard, the bees are disappearing at an alarming rate! We’ve mentioned the impact that bees have on our ecosystem as a whole, but it’s an important topic that needs more attention. Without the bees, we wouldn’t have the food we need to survive. Thankfully, steps are being taken […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Food, Health, How You Can Help
February 11, 2020 12 Comments
6 Things You Should Know Before Recycling

How Pushy Are You About Plastic? Have you ever thought about the recycling process? If you’re like me, you probably assumed that a local facility takes all our paper, plastic and aluminum and transforms it into something useful—like a paper towel, buddy bench or soda can. While that is sometimes the case, it’s not the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, One Less, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
February 4, 2020 No Comments
A Big Little Problem: The Fight Against Microplastics

We’re all aware of the rising problem of plastics, but did you know that the bigger problem is actually . . . micro? Microplastics are a much larger problem than many people realize. But what are microplastics? Microplastics are pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm but a really big problem in our oceans. This affects […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
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 2 Comments
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 4 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
October 8, 2019 24 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 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