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Category: Plastic

June 19, 2018 6 Comments
How a TV Show Is Helping to Save the Oceans

Blue Planet II and Its Impact on Behavior Today we take a happy look at all the love our oceans have been receiving lately thanks to something called the Blue Planet effect. What Is the Blue Planet Effect? Glad you asked. Sweeping the UK, the Blue Planet effect is the change in behavior by individuals, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, How You Can Help, Plastic, Water
June 7, 2018 1 Comment
National Geographic to Focus on Plastic Pollution

Planet or Plastic? The Choice Is Ours Who doesn’t love National Geographic? For many, the magazine served as our first guide into the big, wide world, offering tantalizing glimpses of amazing, far-away lands and the people who live there. Since 1905, the periodical could always be counted on to provide colorful, up-close perspectives and insights […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
June 5, 2018 8 Comments
Could This Be the End of the Road for Plastic?

Using What You Got Irritated by the potholes that speckled the road near his home, Toby McCartney remembered how he had seen people fix potholes when he was in India. They used readily available plastic trash to fill in the holes and then melted it into place. The result was makeshift pothole filler. From Worthless […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Plastic
May 24, 2018 9 Comments
Saving the Planet One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Norway Turns Plastic Bottles into Spending Money In addition to being one of the world’s happiest places, Norway is also a world leader when it comes to recycling plastic bottles. In fact, Norway recycles an amazing 96% of its plastic bottles while the United States recycles only 31%. What’s the secret to Norway’s successful recycling […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Plastic, Water
May 22, 2018 14 Comments
How Often Do I Need to Clean My Reusable Water Bottle?

Metal, Glass or Plastic: How To Clean Any Water Bottle   While there’s no hard and fast answer to the question of how often to wash your water bottle, most manufacturers agree: Water bottles should be cleaned at least at the end of every day of use. Personally, washing my water bottle isn’t always high on […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
May 10, 2018 5 Comments
One Solution for Reducing Plastic Waste: Eat It

How the Ocean Is Helping to Solve Its Own Problem In a world that’s increasingly reliant on (and burdened by) plastic, today we’re happy to share a bit of good news. An Indonesian start-up company, Evoware, has created a type of edible, seaweed-based packaging that’s not only replacing plastic, it’s also benefitting the farmers who […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
March 8, 2018 8 Comments
Overwhelmed at the Beach: A Sea Turtle’s Dilemma

Is a Plastic-Free Beach Too Much to Ask? In today’s hurried world, it seems like we’re always on our way to somewhere, rushing here and there just trying to make ends meet. And it doesn’t help any when stuff gets in our way. Well, we invite you to slow down for a moment and consider […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
February 13, 2018 10 Comments
A Little Girl with a Heart for the Planet

Lilly’s Plastic Pickup: A Girl with a Message Meet Lilly Platt, a nine-and-a-half-year-old from the Netherlands who is doing what she can to help rid the world of plastic pollution. Lilly, her mum and her grandpa make it their mission to pick up any plastic debris they see on their walks around Lilly’s neighborhood. And […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, How You Can Help, One Less, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
February 8, 2018 12 Comments
What’s the Best Kind of Plastic?

Clearing Up Confusing Terms About Plastic Have you ever been confused (as I have) by the terms “degradable,” “biodegradable” or “compostable” when it comes to various types of plastic in which products are packaged? Here’s a quick video from 1 Million Women that helps explain these terms relating to eco-plastic in a concise, memorable way. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
January 25, 2018 9 Comments
Bodysurfing Engineers Tackle the Problem of Plastic

Twin Brothers Are Turning Organic Waste into the Next Big Thing Twin brothers (and bodysurfing engineers) Dane and Jeff Anderson were tired of getting smacked by plastic debris every time they hit the waves. So they decided to do something about it. Meet the Anderson brothers, co-founders of Full Cycle Bioplastics, a company whose technology […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water