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September 21, 2017 1 Comment
How to Cure the Temptation for Plastic Straws

No Straw, Please: A Progress Report It’s only been a couple of weeks since I announced my plan to stop using plastic straws, but already I have good news! By eliminating single-use plastic straws from my own life, I’ve now saved about 10 straws from either the landfill or the recycling plant! And because my […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, One Less, Plastic, Water
September 14, 2017 4 Comments
Repurposing Plastic: A Gift from the Heart

Saved from the Landfill! Today is North Texas Giving Day! And since Norwex Movement is headquartered in the very heart of North Texas, today we share how our own Lori Barnes, Consultant Accounts Receivable Supervisor (and Movement member!), gives from her heart by finding an inspiring new purpose for those pesky plastic bags that everyone […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 7, 2017 12 Comments
How to Make Plastic Straws Suck Less

The Last Straw Did you know that in the U.S. alone about 500 million plastic straws are used every day? That’s a lot of single-use plastic! Just how much? Well, if you were to join all 500 million of those plastic straws together, they would circle the Earth about two and a half times. Every. […]

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September 5, 2017 8 Comments
Amazing Benefits of Rice Husks

Rice Husk! Who Knew?! These days, rice is finding its way into more than just your stir-fry. Rice hulls, specifically, are being used to create a variety of materials and consumer goods. Read our 2016 blog, “6 Fascinating Benefits of Rice Husks,” to get the scoop about how these tiny grain coverings have become the […]

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August 29, 2017 10 Comments
In Love with that New Car Smell?

A Safer Journey: Avoid VOCs in the Vehicle Who knew? That new car smell that we all love so much, right up there with pine trees and new shoes? It’s really the scent of volatile organic compounds that are emanating out of the vinyl and plastic in the door panels and dashboard! And with each […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Health, Plastic
August 17, 2017 16 Comments
Scientists Find New Hope in a Pesky Worm

The Worm that Ate a Mountain of Plastic It sounds a little like the plot from an old horror movie—Monster Worms Devour Everything! Well, not quite everything. This worm actually prefers feasting on yummy beeswax to human flesh. You see, the larvae of the wax moth normally live on beeswax. This insatiable craving has made […]

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August 8, 2017 5 Comments
6 Reasons to Try Microfiber Made from Recycled Plastic

Mopping Up the Problem of Plastic From shoes to travel bags, skateboards to sunglasses, all kinds of useful things are now being created from recycled plastic. And that’s good, especially considering how big the problem of plastic pollution is. But exactly what kind of plastic is used to create these products? And how much good […]

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August 1, 2017 2 Comments
How 10,000 Plastic Bottles Are Changing the World

Why Viral Plastic Bottles Are a Good Thing While the problem of plastic pollution appears to be growing—at least people are taking notice, thanks to the efforts of artists all over the planet. As we highlighted in a blog from last January, “3 Artists Use Trash to Create Awareness,” photographer-artist Benjamin Von Wong of San […]

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July 25, 2017 19 Comments
One Simple Solution Can Stop Plastic Pollution

19 Aquariums Launch a Campaign to Fight Plastic Did you know… More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our waterways each year. And as you know, this affects not only the environment but also the creatures that live it. Because of this staggering amount of plastic pollution, an organization called Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) […]

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July 4, 2017 9 Comments
9 Ways to Make Your Next Party More Earth-Friendly

Green Up Your Summer Celebrations Ahhh, summer . . . when the fresh air and sunshine make hosting holiday parties, birthday bashes and backyard barbecues even more appealing. But is it possible to throw a party that’s fun, creative and eco-friendly? Turns out, it is. Here are nine easy ways we’ve found to green up […]

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