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Plastic Bags: Just Say “No”

Paper or plastic?” It’s a┬ácommon question while checking out at the grocery store, but there is another option- reusable. ┬áReusable bags are not only better for the environment, they’re also stylish and can hold more than plastic or paper bags. Continue reading

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Bottled Water Blues
February 10, 2011, 2:46 PM
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Bottled water has become part of most people’s lives. It’s convenient and many think it’s healthier than tap water. But the effect the bottles have on the environment is huge. ┬áThere are environmental impacts from the oil that is drilled to make the bottles (plastic is made with petroleum), pollution from shipping the bottles, and pollution from the waste the empty bottles create (only about 12% of plastic water bottles are recycled and it takes 1,000 years for one to biodegrade) according to MSNBC. Continue reading