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Global plastic bag crackdown

Several governments are starting the year by planning to reduce their plastic baggage. China plans to ban super thin plastic shopping bags (thinner than 0.001 inches) effective June 1 because of growing plastic pollution problems, according to several news report. Thicker plastic bags will be charged although the Chinese government did not yet provide any […]

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The e-waste of Christmas Past

Electronic gifts boomed this holiday and to help dispose your old cellular phones, game consoles, computer, MP3s and other gizmos in an environment-friendly way, some retailers are helping out by announcing their electronic recycling programs. Some have their own domestic recycling site but guess where others are being dumped? as reported by the UK newspaper […]

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Chicago bottled water tapped by tax

Consumer plastics remain under siege with another so-called “Eco-Sin” tax underway this time in Chicago. While San Francisco is now fining grocery/shopping stores that use plastic bags Chicago will soon apply a 5-cent tax on each and every plastic bottled-water sold in the city starting January 1. Several food and beverage retailer alliance is already […]

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EPA says Merry Green Holidays!

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving out tips on how to lessen fuel consumption, CO2 emission and waste during the holidays. Here are some examples: 1. Regifting is ok when it comes to wrapping. Use recycled wrapping paper or gift bags. When shopping for packaged goods, look for the ones with recycled packaging. […]

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News bytes – from expansion to reduction

While trying to finish my green car article and working on a story about chemicals made from vegetable oil and animal fats, several news came my way and here are some of them: 1. Cereplast said it will start its 223,000 tonne/year bioplastic plant in Indiana by January. The bioplastic production facility is reportedly the […]

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Green Christmas list…

I’ve decided to search the world (wide web) and list down the top 10, in no particular order, the most innovative or eye-ball rolling, snort-inducing green products that I could find. I’m the lone judge for now but any suggestions for next month’s segment will be greatly appreciated. I’ll also look for Simon Cowell’s doppelganger […]

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