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Dallas follows Austin with action against plastic bags; San Francisco enacts partial bag ban

March 27th, 2014

Two US cities took significant steps to thwart plastic waste this month. Dallas managed to pass fees for disposable bags, while San Francisco ventured into the fraught bottled water debate.

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‘Surfing for Change’ in Bali

September 28th, 2013

Plastic’s piling up in paradise. But we can all pitch in to do something about it. Start by watching this short mini-doc about how the beautiful oceans of Indonesia are bearing the brunt of our disposable lifestyles.

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House of Representatives spending thousands on bottled water?

February 4th, 2011

Frugal meet frivolous. But the players are not who you think. Those Washington lawmakers wielding the budget ax have revealed a frivolous underbelly.

And it’s caught the eye of a frugal watchdog group, whose supporters are pushing back at members of the House of Representatives for wasting money on bottled water.

As non-green habits go, bottled water has become a difficult one to defend. Once we Americans thought we needed this purportedly healthier water. Then we found out that most of the water being sold back to us often came from the public tap. It was a marketing, not a health, success. And the whole process was a big energy drain. Bottled water takes an environmental toll at every juncture — when the bottle is made, filled, shipped and then discarded to the landfill. And of all the many green changes we can make, this one is as easy as rediscovering your home’s tap water.

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International beach and waterway clean up set for Sept. 19

August 31st, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Coastal residents, surfers, fishers, beach combers and sea lovers – get ready to pay it back this September by participating in the largest single day of trash collection along waterways at the annual International Coastal Cleanup.

The Coastal Cleanup, set for the third Saturday of every September, brings out hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide, who cart away millions of pounds of debris.

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