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Category: Plastic

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 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 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
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 10, 2019 13 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
August 27, 2019 5 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
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