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The world's first mass produced #solar-powered #car will be available in late 2019. https://t.co/MR8v3eWKza

Not the same as cardboard, paperboard is fairly simple to #recycle. Here’s a run-down on some common questions about #paperboard and its recycling. https://t.co/OpoJTcZYeV

Top #Eco-Toy Brands. Reduce your holiday gift impact and support ongoing #sustainability improvements for childrens' products. https://t.co/ILjZf0vXTU https://t.co/gesci70HUk

Earth911 Podcast: The Year in Recycling and Sustainability. We're going forwards and backwards in 2018, talking the best #sustainability options and biggest #recycling and #environmental news. https://t.co/z98UXOSCUh https://t.co/ijQZZjF5V7

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Did you miss Friday's superb interview with Dr. Kinari Webb of Health In Harmony? Her team helped illegal loggers move to sustainable practices, reduced illegal logging in Borneo, and improved the lives of many families. #podcast #interview https://t.co/7J3I7AgwyC