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Category: Water

October 8, 2019 19 Comments
First Norwex Seabin Hard at Work in Malta

Seabin Adventure in Malta Kicks Off at Birgu Marina Our Norwex office in Malta is placing ten Seabins around that island country to help address growing concerns about harmful chemicals, plastic pollution and environmental issues.   What Is a Seabin? This award-winning floating rubbish bin is strategically positioned in “debris problem areas” like marinas, docks, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water
September 3, 2019 15 Comments
Norwex Partners with Seabin for Cleaner Oceans

Cleaner Oceans Are the Wave of the Future Marine litter is now 60 to 80 percent plastic, reaching 95 percent in some areas, according to CoastalCare.org. Norwex is helping combat marine waste and the hazards that such waste poses to marine ecosystems through a new partnership with a holistic solution: The Seabin Project. What Is […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water
July 23, 2019 6 Comments
Would You Wear the Same Dress for 100 Days in a Row?

One Teacher Takes a Stand Against Fast Fashion To prove to her class how “fast fashion” is harmful to the planet and to teach her students about sustainability, a middle school teacher in the U.S. wore the same dress to work every day for 100 days. She washed it a few times a week and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Reuse Recycle, Water
June 18, 2019 4 Comments
How to Clean Up the Ocean

An Update on the Ocean Cleanup Project It’s been almost a year since we checked on the progress of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup Project. You may recall that the 24-year-old and his team are on an ambitious quest to remove half of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (the “GPGP”) in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Plastic, Water
February 26, 2019 3 Comments
How to Safely Clear Up Spotty Dishware

Hard Water Woes: Why Rinse Aids Are Worth a Second Look If you live in an area with hard water then you’ve probably experienced spotty, filmy dishes and glassware that your poor dishwasher just can’t seem to clear up. Those cloudy spots are the result of minerals (usually calcium or magnesium carbonates), that are left […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Health, Safe Havens, Water
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 8, 2018 2 Comments
Using Styrofoam to Clean Water—Not Pollute It

Teens Find New Use for Styrofoam So many of the new products we purchase come packed in expanded polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam®)—TVs, appliances, toys are more. In fact, a whopping two billion pounds of Styrofoam is produced each year in the U.S. alone—enough to fill nearly 25% of all U.S. landfills. Alarmingly, Styrofoam takes over […]

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Posted in: Conservation, Environment, Water
October 30, 2018 8 Comments
Have You Ever Swum in a Polluted River?

7 Organizations Bringing Hope through Water Image: Heng Sinith/AP A boy swims near floating trash during flood season in the floating village on the Mekong river bank on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Aug. 11, 2018. According to Water.org, approximately 4 million people out of the total population in Cambodia lack access to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Water
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