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Earth Day Tips!

In this day & age, beauty is not something we can take for granted. Nature is worth fighting for- so what can you do? 💚 Here are a few tips to start- 😊 🌎 Recycle, compost and make better buying choices. ♻️ Don’t buy single use plastics (water bottles, etc), 🥤Don’t buy or take plastic straws (bring your own 😊)🛍 Bring your own reusable produce mesh bags & shopping bags to the store Once you’ve got this covered- there are many other cool things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Stay tuned for more details on next steps 🌟😊 #savetheplanet #everyonecandosomething

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Hawaii is the First State to Ban ALL Plastics for Restaurants

Great News!! Hawaii is the FIRST state to ban all Plastics for all restaurants. 😊💚 Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. 🌎 Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii’s measure would make it the first to do so statewide. The liberal state has a history of prioritizing the environment - it’s mandated renewable energy use and prohibited sunscreen ingredients that harm coral. 🏖 A second, more ambitious proposal would go even further and prohibit fast-food and full-service restaurants from distributing and using plastic drink bottles, utensils, stirring sticks, bags and straws. 👏 The Hawaii efforts would be...

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Creek Cleanup by Boys Team Charity

Every little bit helps 😊  My son decided to help cleanup our local creek today as his senior project for a service organization he’s volunteered at for the past 3 years called Btc- Boys Team Charity. 🌟🌎💚 He gathered volunteers and they did a great job and helping to beautify some of our public waterways. It is sad to see the amount of trash that really is everywhere- when you look closely. Good deed for the day 😊#smallchangesbigresults #everyonecandosomething

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California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

California lawmakers introduced legislation this week to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that can't demonstrate it's recyclable or compostable. Proponents of the legislation say it could help reduce the problem of plastic littering beaches and oceans. Last year the Golden State became the first in the nation to restrict the use of plastic straws in restaurants. California already has placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn't recyclable or compostable. The proposed measure also would apply to polystyrene foam containers used for takeout meals, as well as plastic detergent bottles. Assembly Bill 1080, introduced Thursday,...

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Dry & Clean- Following the Recycling Trail

Dry & Clean   Sounds simple, right? Since I am a lover of the environment and spend a lot of my time blogging about the environment and how to be live more plastic free and make better choices- I was curious to follow the trail of what happens to our recycling once it’s pickup from our blue bins.   So last week I took my 7 yr old daughter on a field trip to our local recycling and transfer station- Mt. Diablo Recycling. We had a wonderful tour of the ins and outs of recycling. I particularly like their motto of “Use Less- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover”. I asked about “Recover” since I am keenly aware of the first...

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