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Eco Friendly March 21, 2019 posted by

We’re Recycling Wrong – here are some tips for being better

Recycling is having some problems in the west. What most people don’t realize is that we ship most of our waste to other countries to be processed but unfortunately for us, those countries aren’t taking our trash anymore and we aren’t very good at making sure that our garbage is sorted properly which keeps it from getting recycled. We’ve gotta do better and this article gives some tips how.


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We’re Recycling Wrong – here are some tips for being better
Eco Friendly March 21, 2019 posted by

California Hits 33% Renewable – the state makes it’s goal of a third before 2020

Locations around the world are making moves toward more sustainable energy solutions. Slowly but surely, everyone is jumping on this bandwagon which makes sense since the alternative is. . . not good. Although there’s still a whole lot of work to be done, it’s good to celebrate the successes! California has met its goal of being 33% renewable and it did it early.


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California Hits 33% Renewable – the state makes it’s goal of a third before 2020
Eco Friendly March 19, 2019 posted by

Where do our recyclables go – after China becomes more strict, we need to question this more

One of our biggest problems is trash and now with China refusing most of our recyclables, this problem is coming home to roost with disastrous consequences. Instead of being recycled, most things that can be are actually ending up in landfills and at incinerators which means, we need to be way more aware of what we are throwing out and how to reduce that.


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Where do our recyclables go – after China becomes more strict, we need to question this more
Eco Friendly March 15, 2019 posted by

Plastic-Free – the how to guide for dumping plastic (out of your life)

Dumping plastic is a full on lifestyle change and that can be hard. These things are much easier when you have a bit of help along the way. The book Plastic-Free by Beth Terry is a how to guide to breaking up with plastic in your life. Spoiler alert, it’s not easy but for many it’s doable.


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Plastic-Free – the how to guide for dumping plastic (out of your life)
Eco Friendly March 15, 2019 posted by

Avani – the company that makes biodegradable “plastic” products

Anything we make out of plastic, we can probably use another product that doesn’t sit in a landfill forever and forever after it’s no longer any good. Still, there are times we need to use and toss for whatever reasons. Avani is the company that is filling the need for disposables that won’t destroy the planet.


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Avani – the company that makes biodegradable “plastic” products
Eco Friendly March 13, 2019 posted by

India Loves Paper Waste – waste paper from the UK is a boon to India

Where does paper go when you recycle it? Well, if you’re in the UK, the answer is India and this, as it turns out, is a really good thing. After China added more restrictions to what they would take, India stepped up and began accepting UK paper recyclables and it is proving to be a boon for their own paper needs.


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India Loves Paper Waste – waste paper from the UK is a boon to India
Eco Friendly March 12, 2019 posted by

Biosolids – this resource is great if you can get over the gross factor

We don’t blink an eye when farmers use manure to fertilize fields but if someone said they were using human waste products for the same purpose, that would probably make most people say, “Eww.” Which is a real shame because biosolids have a lot of potential, if we can just get over the gross out factor.


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Biosolids – this resource is great if you can get over the gross factor
Eco Friendly March 12, 2019 posted by

Coal Mining Hurts Everything – it’s not just the air that suffers

Most people are aware that burning coal for energy isn’t a great look and are actively against it because, well, everyone likes breathing clean air. Clean air a major reason to move away from coal but if you weren’t convinced, turns out coal is pretty terrible across the board.


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Coal Mining Hurts Everything – it’s not just the air that suffers
Eco Friendly March 11, 2019 posted by

Saving Wetlands – marsh mud can help fight climate change

Wetlands have been under threat since forever. Seriously, I remember cleaning them up in elementary school and I am. . . far away from that time in my life. How far? Not important, but it’s been awhile. Aside from the natural beauty and amazing habitats they provide, we can add one more reason to keep them going: they’re important to the fight against climate change.


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Saving Wetlands – marsh mud can help fight climate change
Eco Friendly March 8, 2019 posted by

More Wind-farms for the UK – country strikes deal for massive uptick in renewable energy

In order to combat climate change we need to move to more renewable ways to generate it. Lucky for us, we don’t need to figure out what these are because some of the answers are already out there. One of them is offshore wind power and the UK has just committed to using more of it. Yay!


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More Wind-farms for the UK – country strikes deal for massive uptick in renewable energy
Eco Friendly March 7, 2019 posted by

The State of Fish – warming oceans are bad news for the things that live there

We talk about climate change in terms of what it’s going to do a lot. It’s going to cause super-storms, it’s going to cause dramatic weather patterns, etc but the fact of the matter is, it’s already causing issues now. Researchers have discovered that the warming oceans have already caused a drop in fish which is bad news.


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The State of Fish – warming oceans are bad news for the things that live there
Eco Friendly March 7, 2019 posted by

NYC Canners – these people are responsible for such high recycling numbers in the city

When we think of people who collect cans, well we probably don’t think much of them. Most people are aware that the cans can be exchanged for money but many people don’t bother. Still, the people who collect up these cans are doing a good bit to help the amount of recyclables that actually get turned in proving that a little bit of incentive goes a long way.


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NYC Canners – these people are responsible for such high recycling numbers in the city
Eco Friendly March 6, 2019 posted by

Air Travel Emissions – this company has the least but that’s not the whole story

How many emissions does flying cause? We think about our cars all the time but what about when we hop on a plane? What airline is the best for that? Turns out it’s some outfit called EasyJet who’s only emitting 75g of CO2 per passenger which is pretty good but also misleading.


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Air Travel Emissions – this company has the least but that’s not the whole story