How the West Coast Is Fighting for the Environment

May 28, 2013
There is always an East Coast vs. West Coast argument. In the 1970s, the battle was crystallized in a Yankees-Dodgers rivalry. In the 1980s, it was the Lakers and the Celtics, New York vs. L.A. - City life vs. surf culture. Meanwhile, the environmental battle – Americans versus the planet – has raged on, with Mother Earth losing on every front. From the lead in reusable grocery bags to electric car use, California and the rest of West Coast are proving to be far ahead of New York and all...
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Reusable Bags: The Final Frontier or Just a Start for the Environment?

May 16, 2013
There is never a dull day in Washington. For this reason, causes of the day are in constant collision among politicians who want to defend the country, cater to voters’ interests and save the planet at the same time. Actually, is saving the planet really on politicians’ minds? It’s hard to tell in many cases, but there are many mayors and governors across the U.S. who do act on green initiatives. Still, replacing destructive plastic bags with reusable shopping bags is a long way off in many...
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How to Make Earth Day Every Day of the Week

May 10, 2013
In many places around the country, Earth Day comes and goes without much fanfare. If you asked every person individually, nearly all would tell you they believe in environmental conservation. So why can’t they reconcile daily life with green practices? In fact, in everything from reusable grocery bags to eco-friendly modes of transportation, it’s easier than you think to make Earth Day every day of the week. What are the factors contributing to the earth’s decline? Among the most potent are...
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Effects of Plastic Make Eco-Friendly Reusable Shopping Bags the Better Choice

May 10, 2013
When consumers fully understand the detrimental effects of plastic bags on the environment, eco-friendly reusable shopping bags overwhelmingly become the better choice. With just a few small changes in daily routines, individuals, families and businesses all over the country can truly make a difference in protecting our precious natural resources and the environment. When someone goes to the grocery or department store, the one small act of bringing along a reusable shopping bag will be the...
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Eco-friendly Solutions to Everyday Activities

April 26, 2013

Anyone who cares about the environment would agree that the smallest actions can affect enormous changes. Consider what would happen if everyone on the planet began making every decision based on environmental impact. There’s little doubt the future would be brighter. As it is, people can make numerous changes that have an impact, from using eco-friendly reusable shopping bags to changing how you think about fast food. Here are simple eco-friendly solutions to challenges we face on a daily...

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How Reusable Shopping Bags Are Easy to Remember and Convenient to Use

April 19, 2013

As plastic bag bans go into effect across the country, people have no choice but to remember to bring reusable bags with them when they leave the house. But what if you are used to getting plastic bags in the store? In fact, the switch to green grocery bags is easier than you think. There are three simple ways to guarantee you won’t leave home without them.

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Journey of a Plastic Bag: The Road to Eternal Waste

April 12, 2013

Somewhere, at a domestic or foreign factory, a company is producing plastic bags for grocery stores and countless other businesses. Consumers use them to pack goods, which then make it to homes. From there, they are often thrown straight into the trash. Wherever they end up, they will be in the environment for thousands of years, polluting the oceans and killing off plant and animals by poisoning them with chemicals.

The journey of a plastic bag is a very unsettling story and it doesn’t have...

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The Benefits of Reusable Shopping Bags

April 05, 2013

Whether you’re a business owner looking for a solution to plastic bags or a concerned citizen hoping to help the planet, reusable shopping bags are the easiest solution to implement. Once you start adding up the number of bags you can save from entering landfills, the decision is easy. These five benefits of reusable shopping bags are their biggest endorsement.

  1. They stop the landfill pileup. Where does our trash go after it is put on the curb? In most cases, it goes to a landfill, a part of...

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Pioneers in Plastic Bag Ban Praise Effects of Reusable Bags, Reject Resistance from Texas Lawmaker

March 29, 2013
In 2011, residents of Brownville, Texas were finally free to celebrate their banning of plastic bags. South Padre Island, a coastal area in Texas, has also been enjoying over two years of eco-friendly reusable shopping bags taking over their municipality. What then could a local lawmaker possibly hope to achieve in advocating the overturn of plastic bag bans statewide? While a multitude of theories abound, local residents have begun taking action by informing Rep. Drew Springer of...
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Santa Fe to Follow Austin in Making Reusable Tote Bags the New Normal?

March 21, 2013
Recently, Austin passed and is successfully enforcing a plastic bag ban. In neighboring New Mexico, the capital of Santa Fe is considering making reusable tote bags for shopping the new normal, among other environmental efforts. While Austin is one of the leading cities in the U.S. environmental movement, Santa Fe also sees an opportunity to bring in reusable bags as the beginning of a smarter trash policy, especially considering the amount of trash regularly brought to the city’s landfills....
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