Simply Straws

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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Bye-Bye, Bags and Bottles: This Woman Lives Plastic-Free

June 07, 2014 1 min read

Accountant Beth Terry creates about two pounds of the animal-sickening trash each year. Here’s how. Terry began her conversion to a virtually plastic-free lifestyle gradually, knowing this would make it easier to succeed. First she used up an item she already had at home, then tried to find a plastic-free [...]
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Chef Mario Batali Resolves to Refuse!

June 05, 2014 1 min read

From our friends at Plastic Pollution Coalition. Read the original post here. Chef Mario Batali has joined the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s campaign to refuse single-use and disposable plastics.  Mario knows the best way to start the new year is by saying NO to plastic.  He shared a holiday message with PPC members,  [...]
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EPA Sets Draft Rule to Cut Carbon Emissions by 30% by 2030

June 03, 2014 1 min read

WASHINGTON-The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released a draft rule to regulate carbon emissions from hundreds of fossil-fired power plants across the U.S., the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. The proposed rule mandates that power plants cut U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from levels seen in 2005, an [...]
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Celebrating Jamie Anderson’s Gold Medal Win in Vegas

May 30, 2014 1 min read

After winning gold in slopestyle at the Sochi Winter Olympics, we blogged about Jamie's support for our friends at Protect Our Winters — earlier in May, we celebrated Jamie's win at Azure in Vegas. It's always a blast catching up with friends old and new, and we couldn't be prouder [...]
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Oceans of Plastic: Melbourne Filmmaker Sees Firsthand the Effects of Plastic on Marine Health

May 28, 2014 1 min read

When Melbourne-based filmmaker Michael J. Lutman agreed to film a scientific expedition examining water quality in a section of the Atlantic Ocean in 2010, little did he realise how much it would change his life. Mr Lutman, 33, says he knew nothing about boats, had never been out to sea [...]
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LA Water Keeper’s 3rd Annual ‘Stand Up For Water’ SUP Race

May 27, 2014 1 min read

We are honored to have sponsored Los Angeles Waterkeeper's 3rd annual #SUP and Prone Paddleboard Race 'Stand Up For Clean Water' in #Malibu. Check out these photos from the event. Looking forward to next year!  Shop our best-selling item, the A-Mason Mug (featured her) on our website at: Thank you, LA Water Keeper for [...]
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