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    California plastic bag ban put on hold for almost 2 years
    A ban on single-use plastic bags from pharmacies, grocery, convenience, and liquor stores that was to have taken effect in July of this year was put on hold with an announcement yesterday from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Opponents...
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    San Diego Zoo Safari Park - protecting our planet's beautiful species
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located in Escondido, California, just north of San Diego, has over 1800 acres of land devoted to keeping and breeding hundreds of animal species. The Safari Park is known for its fantastic safaris, through which...
  • Small pieces of plastic add up to a big sachet waste problem
    Convenient plastic packaging creates inconvenient waste
    From pills and contact lenses to grocery bags and granola bar wrappers, plastic films and wrappers are everywhere in our daily lives. They keep medications and equipment sterile, portion food to help us moderate our snacking, and keep shipping...
  • Time to enlist your business in the war on waste
    Time to enlist your business in the war on waste
    The data is daunting. According to the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA), Americans are generating far more waste than they did 50 years ago. Consider that:In 1960, total waste generation was 88.1 million tons with per capita generation of 2...
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    Join the green team: 7 ways to create an eco-friendly office
    You’re a green living super star at home, but how do you measure up at the office? Even though you don’t have to pay out of pocket for office resources, the waste created does impact overall business funds, not to mention the...
  • This weekend: Electronic Waste Recycling Event at Queens Botanical Garden
    This weekend: Electronic Waste Recycling Event at Queens Botanical Garden
    This weekend families in Queens can participate in the following events including a storytelling session at the Volker Oerth Museum, a family film feature at a local Queens Library, an electronic waste recycling event at Queens Botanical Garden,...
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    Margherita: A sustainable lamp (recycled from cans)
    Izmade, a sustainable design collective from Turin, Italy, released their Margherita lamp this past December for international production. The Margherita lamp is one of many products from Izmade’s line of sustainable furniture and home...
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    Goats tasked with Christmas tree disposal in Nevada
    The Truckee Meadows, Nevada-based group known as Goat Grazers has launched an effort to discard Christmas trees in a more sustainable way: feeding them to goats. The idea was hatched in order to lessen the landfill waste that results from the...
  • Recycling in a changing environment
    Recycling in a changing environment
    Recycling has been an environmentally responsible activity that has increased in popularity over the last forty years or so. As time has gone on, the items that can be recycled and how they can be recycled has changed drastically. The materials we...
  • Free Christmas tree recycling
    Christmas tree recycling available at four Highlands Ranch locations
    The Highlands Ranch Metro District is offering free Christmas tree recycling once again this holiday season. Drop off your ornament and tinsel-free tree from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 18 at one of our tree recycling sites.•...
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    Make money selling household trash as craft supplies on eBay
    How much money are you throwing away every month, literally putting in the trash can? Most people don't realize that their household trash can be worth money on eBay. Here are some common items that are used for craft projects, repurposing, or...
  • Tips for an environmentally friendly holiday
    Tips for an environmentally friendly holiday
    We are in the middle of the holiday season but it's still not too late to make some decisions that can reduce waste, benefit the environment, and give your friends, family, and yourself an extra helping of holiday good cheer. The United States...
  • 10 nifty ways to wrap holiday presents without boxes or gift bags
    10 nifty ways to wrap holiday presents without boxes or gift bags
    Last-minute holiday gift wrapping can leave Christmas shoppers awhirl. Stores run out of boxes, or they charge extra for them. Fancy gift bags can be costly. At home, gift givers may find wrapping supplies depleted, as Christmas draws near.Odd...
  • What exactly is a green-collar job?
    What exactly is a green-collar job?
    Politicians often talk about the need to create more green-collar jobs, leaving many average citizens scratching their heads and wondering – what constitutes a “green” job and how do green-collar employees differ from blue- or...
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    Free e-waste recycling event coming up for Kern County residents
    Bakersfield and Kern County residents looking to finally get rid of their outmoded electronics have a free and easy way to do it this month. KeepBakersfieldBeautiful is partnering with Alianza Recycling and Recovery, Metropolitan Recycling, Varner...