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Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?

Published: 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 9:37pm
Category: 
Waste

In my New York City apartment, the kitchen drawers, the coat closet, even the wine rack are overflowing with a type of waste that is rapidly disappearing elsewhere — the used plastic shopping bag.

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L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

Published: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 6:44pm
Category: 
Waste

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.

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After the ‘Crying Indian,’ Keep America Beautiful Starts a New Campaign

Published: 
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Waste

More than 40 years after teaming up to create the iconic “crying Indian” advertising campaign, Keep America Beautiful and the Advertising Council have joined forces to promote the benefits of recycling.

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Coastal Cleanup 2012: Top 10 Items Found During Trash Collection Program

Published: 
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:32pm
Category: 
Water

The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup.