Simply Straws

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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California Moves to Ban Plastic Mircobeads in Personal Care Products

May 26, 2014 1 min read

In a historic vote on Friday, the California Assembly passed the Microplastic Nuisance Prevention Law to ban the sale and manufacturing of personal care products containing tiny, synthetic plastic microbeads. Thanks to 5 Gyres Institute, the group that authored the bill sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), California sets a national precedent for [...]
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Chicago Approves Ban On Plastic Shopping Bags

May 22, 2014 1 min read

Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags. The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plastic bag ban in Chicago on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The proposal was backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and passed with a vote of 36-10. [...]
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Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph Bacteria

May 20, 2014 1 min read

Unknown to many, hemp fabrics exist in today’s market that can replace each of these transmission prone hospital items. Technological improvements for hemp textile development began in the early 90s when EnviroTextile’s lead textile engineer, Barbara Filippone, began working with hemp in China. To date, the company has over 100 [...]
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