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Category: Reuse Recycle

December 11, 2018 8 Comments
Can Gift Wrap Be Recycled? How to Tell

Landfills Shouldn’t Sparkle: Tips for Reducing Wrapping Waste this Season ‘Tis the season for gift giving. And many of those gifts will arrive swaddled in a sparkling array of wrapping paper, bows and ribbon—usually along with a gift tag and tape (and maybe even an outer box or mailing package to boot). And while it’s […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle
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 7 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 4 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
October 4, 2018 16 Comments
How to Help the Planet with Washable Paper

It Looks Like Leather but Washes Like Fabric Do you love the look and feel of your leather products but want a more ethical alternative? Maybe it’s time to swap them for washable paper products. These cellulose-based accessories are the perfect blend of sustainable and stylish. If you were paying attention in biology, you may […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, Reuse Recycle
September 18, 2018 7 Comments
How One Nine-Year-Old Dares to Make a Difference

Update from the Buddy Bench: A Welcome Site for Lonely Kids Recently we heard from Heidi Vance, Norwex Movement member and proud mom of Sammie, the little girl with a huge heart for others. Sammie collects plastic bottle caps and lids which are recycled into Buddy Benches and sent to schools throughout her home state […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, How You Can Help, Kids, 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
September 4, 2018 No Comments
How to Make the School Year More Environmentally Friendly

Lessons in Eco-Friendliness Can you believe it—the new school year is already upon us! For busy parents, the fall season usually brings with it a few extra expenses in the form of new clothes and school supplies for your kids. But as you head out to do your back-to-school shopping, it’s important to consider the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle