Simply Straws

Straws: Health and Safety Necessities

August 11, 2014 1 min read

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A Different Kind of Family Beach Time

August 03, 2014 2 min read

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Your Eco-Friendly Ideas are Valuable

July 27, 2014 1 min read

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You and Your Family Can Clean Up the Beaches

July 24, 2014 1 min read

In September 2013, the Point Reyes National Seashore hosted a beach cleanup day. Thirty-nine volunteers ignored the rain to collect over 100 pounds in garbage and beach debris. The event is again scheduled on the third Saturday in September, the 20th, and anyone that wishes to participate can meet at [...]
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Saving the Planet from Poverty and Plastic with a 3-D Printer

July 19, 2014 1 min read

David Katz found a problem: Beaches with more plastic than sand and people in poverty without hope. He had the solution, if he could revalue the plastic and make it too valuable to throw away, people could gather it and use it as a currency of exchange.  That currency would [...]
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Recipe Wednesday: Big Ginger Float Cocktail by Dine and Dish

July 16, 2014 1 min read

One a rare occasion, I do enjoy a nice refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day. When it comes to libations, I can be a bit picky — I want them to be fun, creative, light and most of all — not taste like booze!     I stumbled upon [...]
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India’s ‘Plastic Man’ Turns Litter Into Paved Roads

July 14, 2014 1 min read

For as far as the eye can see, there’s stinking, smoking, untreated garbage. It’s concentrated in the municipal dump, in the South Indian city of Madurai, but not contained by it. The surrounding fields are also piled with trash. Stray dogs nibble at mounds of rotting food. The trees are [...]
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Silver City the second city in NM to ban plastic bags

July 09, 2014 1 min read

SILVER CITY >> After an emotional Silver City Town Council meeting Tuesday night during which many people spoke on behalf of the ban and one town councilor broke down in tears, councilors voted unanimously to pass a ban on plastic bags. “I’m pleased that there was so much support for [...]
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Bonnaroo announces program cut reduce plastic waste

June 09, 2014 1 min read

Bonnaroo's sustainability team announced Tuesday the launch of Refill Revolution, a festival-wide pilot sustainability project designed to keep fans hydrated while encouraging them to rethink plastic consumption habits and reduce disposable cup and bottle waste at the event and beyond. Bonnaroo is teaming up with Steelys Drinkware and the Plastic [...]
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