Category: Eco Friendly

  • Ocean Pollution Reaching The Deepest Depths

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    The deepest point on Earth is heavily polluted with plastic, scientists have discovered, showing how pervasively the world has been contaminated. The researchers plumbed the depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Challenger Deep, the lowest place on the face of the planet. They found the highest levels of microplastics yet […]

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  • Waterford Residents are Asked to Recycle After Christmas

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    Waterford people are being urged to recycle plastic, waste cardboard and paper, and other items over the Christmas period. Christmas can be a plastic-heavy time with toy packaging, selection boxes and Christmas crackers. “There are many items that we use at Christmas time that can be recycled and especially when it comes to things like […]

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  • What to Recycle After Christmas

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    When the rush of Christmas presents is over on the morning of the 25th, many residents will be left with a lot of garbage. Before it is all thrown in the dumpster, officials with Texas Tech say it’s important to consider which bin to throw it in. From cardboard boxes, to foam packing, and gift […]

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  • Go For a Real Tree This Christmas

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    A fake Christmas tree has some obvious advantages over the real thing. There’s no sticky sap. No needles shedding everywhere. It never needs watering, and at the end of the season, it can be folded up, or disassembled (depending on the model) and stowed away in a closet, basement or attic until next year’s Yuletide […]

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  • Could There be a Better Way to Recycle?!

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    For years, the model for global recycling was pretty simple: throw it in a bin, then let China deal with the mess. But no longer. It’s been a year since China got tough with American cans, bottles and paper. And the changes are still reverberating up and down the recycling chain. At the Mohawk paper mill in […]

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  • Take Eco-Tourism to the Next Level with These Hiking Locations in Hawaii

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    Let’s face it: No matter how long you go for, a trip to Hawaii is always going to feel too short. For the adventurous, expeditions that combine beaches and hikes can help make the most of your way-too-short time in this Polynesian paradise. Ehukai Pillbox Hike, Oahu You don’t have to be an aspiring Kelly […]

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  • January Marks Volcano Awareness Month in Hawaii

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    January 2019 marks the 10th annual Volcano Awareness Month on the Island of Hawaii. Launched in 2010 and observed every year since, Volcano Awareness Month is one way the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory promotes the importance of understanding the volcanoes on which we live. This past summer’s volcanic activity on Kilauea — collapses within the […]

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  • An Eco-Friendly Christmas with All the Fun!

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    While it may be quite rightly the most wonderful time of the year, with greeting cards, plastic decorations and unwanted food and gifts all generating a huge amount of waste, the cost of a Merry Christmas can be devastating for the environment. In fact the added strain on landfills and extra CO2 emissions that occur […]

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  • Living a Healthy Eco-Friendly Life in 5 Steps

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    Going green and losing weight are both keys to saving the environment and living a happier life. But it is not going to be easy at first. The good news is that once you know what changes to make and acclimate to them, you will be able to lead a sustainable life without feeling much […]

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  • Boston Enacts Plastic Bag Ban

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    Right now, the ban applies to stores larger than 20,000 square feet. In April, stores larger than 10,000 square feet will have to comply. As of December 14, a ban on plastic bags at large and midsized grocery stores in Boston has gone into effect. The ban also applies at restaurants, where takeout orders will […]

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