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July 10, 2018 13 Comments
7 Great Ways to Cut Down on Trash

Check Out These Easy Swaps! Can one replace 500? It can if you’re talking about using a single reusable cup all year long. Just one reusable cup can replace about 500 paper or foam coffee cups, according to this graphic posted by The Farm Project and Less Plastic. Five hundred cups may not sound like […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
July 3, 2018 3 Comments
An Update on the Gyres: Is There Hope for the World’s Oceans?

Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The world’s oceans are in trouble. They’re dumping grounds for literally tens of thousands of tons of plastic garbage that now float in them, upsetting the ecosystem and hurting, maiming and killing the fish and other creatures who live there. This fascinating yet frightening infographic explains how these […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Plastic, Water
June 28, 2018 7 Comments
Just Say No to the Plastic Straw

Used for a Minute, Lasts for a Lifetime!   Hooray for the collective power of social media! Today we celebrate this photo from Experiencias Xcaret, a socially responsible and sustainable tourist recreation park in Mexico. Plastic straws are a fast, but environmentally problematic, “solution” to a problem most of us really don’t even have. How many […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
June 26, 2018 6 Comments
Art to Save the Sea on Display at this St. Paul, Minnesota Zoo!

What Kind of Zoo Has Plastic Animals? If you’ll be in the area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, within the next few months, be sure and swing by the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory! Now through October 21, Norwex Movement partner Washed Ashore is sponsoring a traveling exhibit there as part of its Art to Save […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
June 19, 2018 9 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 6 Comments
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 10 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 7 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