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Using Styrofoam to Clean Water—Not Pollute It
November 8, 2018 | | 2

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

Can Soccer Uniforms Really Help Clean Up the Oceans?
October 23, 2018 | | 6

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

How to Help Save Sea Turtles
September 25, 2018 | | 7

How to Help Save Sea Turtles

Cyprus Is Getting It Right! We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of a just-hatched baby sea turtle on Cyprus’s protected Lara beach from GlobalCitizen.org. According to the article, “…though the Loggerhead and Green turtles were hunted to near extinction in the first half of the last century, they are now making a dramatic comeback thanks […]

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

7 Reasons to Try Microfiber Made from Recycled Plastic
September 6, 2018 | | 16

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

An Update on the Gyres: Is There Hope for the World’s Oceans?
July 3, 2018 | | 3

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