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Reduce Plastic Pollution and Go Green In July

Art display of polar bear shows that we need to reduce plastic pollution

As we move closer to recognizing and practicing this year’s Plastic Free July, I’ll share a few thoughts about ways we reduce plastic pollution here in The O Household.   Almost two years ago, as we learned more about low-to-zero waste practices, we came to understand just how much plastic pollution we were creating, especially…

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Green Living Hacks…Recycle Your Old Cell Phone

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About 130 million mobile phones are retired every year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste―including potentially hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury. Recycle yours with Call2Recycle.org (log on to find a drop-off location near you) or programs like cellphonesforsoldiers.com, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and…

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The Plastic Bag Ban Movement

Approximately two hundred U.S. cities and counties have banned plastic grocery bags or placed restrictions on their use as of 2015. Did you know that each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags? That represents a huge percentage of the total worldwide (currently estimated at 500 billion). They are not biodegradable, and are making…

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