Category Archives: plastics

Plastic-Free Life Redux: A Story of Independence

[4th of July fireworks over Lancaster] Plastic-Free Life Redux: A Story of Independence A couple months ago I sent a letter to the four biggest local grocery stores in my area, espousing the benefits of removing single-use plastic packaging from … Continue reading

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#WATWB — Single-Use Plastics Ban!

Single-Use Plastics Ban! The EU Parliament has approved a single-use plastic law, giving the 28 EU member countries two years to amend their national laws. The directive bans single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks and cotton swabs by 2021. … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Life

[Fruits for a plastic-free life unite.] Plastic-Free Life I think I’m just one of those people that needs a mission.  This week I decided that if I’m ever going to even approach a Zero Waste Life, I need to find … Continue reading

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Kill the K-cup

  Kill the K-cup Keurig really should have figured out it would be in trouble from the get-go.  It’s not just the environmental effects of all those pods that produce waste in the billions of pounds, but it’s the contaminants … Continue reading

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#WATWB – How to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

#WATWB – How to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint I don’t really remember ever taking a walk along a beach that was littered with plastic.  It could be a case of being in the right place at the right time, or … Continue reading

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Make Every Day Earth Day

photo by Erin Lafferty One Less Bag When I was a kid, I spent a summer working in my parents’ deli in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.  I had various odd jobs, but my main job was running the cash … Continue reading

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