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May 21, 2019 No Comments
Alert: Is There “Hidden Plastic” in Your Supermarket?

“Plastic-Free” Label Points UK Shoppers to More Sustainable Options Here’s something that got my attention recently which I wanted to share. Some supermarkets in the UK are fighting the use of “hidden plastic” and starting to use a “plastic-free” label on certain products. “Hidden plastic” is included in products that consumers do not associate as […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Plastic
April 10, 2019 21 Comments
Is Microfiber an Earth-Friendly Cleaning Choice?

6 Reasons Why It Is As an outdoorsy girl from Colorado, I’m passionate about our environment and minimizing our impact to it. One issue that I’ve been tracking for quite some time now is the topic of microplastic pollution. It’s a big problem and that’s why I want to spend some time talking about it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
February 19, 2019 6 Comments
Plastic in the Dishwasher? I Don’t Think So

Chlorine’s Not a Good Choice Either! Do you ever have dishwasher confusion? In other words, you’re not sure if something should go on the top rack or the bottom—or if it can even go in the dishwasher at all? These handy reminders can help bring some clarity to the situation: “When in doubt, leave it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Safe Havens, Water
December 4, 2018 4 Comments
Need Free Drinking Water? There’s an App for That!

Tap App Reduces Plastic, Saves on Drinking Water Have you ever tried to use Google to search for tap water in your area? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to Samuel Rosen founder of the new mobile app, Tap. The free app is like a search engine for drinking water. It shows you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
November 27, 2018 9 Comments
A Brief History of Plastic

Planet or Plastic? A Quick Look at How We Became Reliant on Plastic As part of our coverage of National Geographic’s important multiyear Plastic or Planet? initiative, we wanted to share this quick video showing the meteoric rise of single-use plastic after WWII. A Brief History of Single-Use Plastic Before 1950, plastic wasn’t a big part […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Health, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
October 23, 2018 6 Comments
Can Soccer Uniforms Really Help Clean Up the Oceans?

Professional Sports Teams Battle Plastic Pollution Who knew that the word “kit” could have so many different meanings? Or that a “kit” could accomplish so many different purposes? Recently, I discovered a meaning for this little word that was completely new to me. Did you know that “kit” can refer to uniforms worn by soccer […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
October 16, 2018 4 Comments
How to Make Money by Reducing Plastic Waste

Start Your Own Recycling Business! Are you bothered by the insane amount of plastic produced on this planet? What about the fact that a LOT of it isn’t recycled? I know, so am I. That’s why I was so tickled to learn about this unique idea for a kind of DIY plastic recycling business that […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 13, 2018 7 Comments
How Adidas Is Pioneering for the World

A Billion-Dollar Company Fights Plastic Pollution With less than 20% of plastic being recycled globally, it’s no surprise that 18 billion pounds of plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year. These shocking statistics have encouraged many multinational corporations to become increasingly focused on green initiatives. In other words, the problem is now looking […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 6, 2018 13 Comments
7 Reasons to Try Microfiber Made from Recycled Plastic

Mopping Up the Problem of Plastic Updated from a previous blog. 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 […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
July 24, 2018 15 Comments
McDonald’s Makes It the Last Straw

McDonald’s Going Retro with Paper Straws Remember those little paper straws we use to get with our milk in grade school? Or maybe you just remember your parents telling you how the delinquent students could turn those little paper straws into spitball cannons. Either way, you may be seeing more paper straws when McDonald’s starts […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Plastic