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Your Coffee Pods' Dirty Secret

Published: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:52am
Category: 
Waste

Coffee brewing is in the midst of a revolution, and I'm not talking about the AeroPress. It comes in the form of a small 2-by-2-inch single-serving pod that requires a special machine. 

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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Published: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:39pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Each night at dinnertime, a familiar ritual played out in Michael Green's home: He'd slide a stainless steel sippy cup across the table to his two-year-old daughter, Juliette, and she'd howl for the pink plastic one. Often, Green gave in. 

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Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution

Published: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:37am
Category: 
Waste

Nothing seemed special about the plates from which students at a handful of Miami schools devoured their meals for a few weeks last spring — round, rigid and colorless, with four compartments for food and a fifth in the center for a carton of milk.