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Breaking America’s Paper Towel Addiction

It’s common knowledge that Americans use more disposable items than ...Gemma AlexanderFebruary 18, 2019
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Earth911 Podcast, Feb. 4, 2019: Sustainable Things – We Love This; We Love This Not!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Evelyn Lopez and the ...Earth911February 17, 2019
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Earth911 Podcast, Feb. 15, 2019: Meet GoingZeroWaste.com Creator Kathryn Kellog

In our continuing conversations with sustainability writers and bloggers we ...Earth911February 15, 2019
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Footprint by Footprint: Calculating Carbon

Every day of your life, across everything you do and ...Taylor RatcliffeFebruary 15, 2019
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Earth911 Quiz #49: Bin It?

Every day, we’re presented with recycling questions. Does this bottle ...Earth911February 14, 2019
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This Sweet DIY Lip Balm Recipe Is Worthy of a Kiss

This time of year is prime time for chapped lips ...Chase EzellFebruary 14, 2019
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Maven Moment: So, You’re Never Home to Cook?

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Recycling Mystery: LED Bulbs

With limited sunlight during the winter months, increased lighting is ...Trey GrangerFebruary 13, 2019
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Cork vs. Cap: Which Wine Stopper Is Better?

Biodynamic, organic and Napa Green certified, planet-healthy wines are widely available. ...Gemma AlexanderFebruary 12, 2019

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Eath911 Podcast: Get to know Kathryn Kellog of GoingZeroWaste. Her new book, 101 Ways To Go Zero Zero Waste, debuts in April. https://t.co/HmOTQNQ3Sj https://t.co/mz8XSlNiDb

#LED #bulbs last up to 50,000 hours, way longer than halogen, fluorescent, and incandescent bulbs. But what do you do with your LED bulbs when they burn out? When it comes to #recycling, the news about LEDs isn’t so good. https://t.co/qh471UKcsl

In this Maven Moment, Joanna Lacey talks about how #home-cooked #meals are healthier to eat and produce less waste than one might expect. https://t.co/H5SgAI0dMp

As more states legalize marijuana, how can the cannabis industry change its operations to go from energy guzzling to eco-friendly? https://t.co/PzCNtwAYRy

Earth911 researched 10 #pillow #brands for #sustainable materials, certification, social responsibility and more to help your rest easy. https://t.co/0ioqm6hcsh

#Rechargeable #batteries can be recycled through mail-in, drop-off or take-back programs. In fact, many states prohibit throwing batteries in the trash, which means #recycling batteries is your only option. https://t.co/OGL8PlvhhQ