PHA Films for Plastic Bags are Safer and Do the Job Better

By Laura Mauney One of the earliest warnings that young parents receive after the birth of a child is to keep garment bags, trash bags, and carryout bags made of soft plastic films stored out of reach. The reason is Continue reading

Electronics Recycling is Good for the Planet, and for Manufacturing, Too

When Appliances and Electronics are Involved, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” does not Mean “Gone for Good.” – by Laura Mauney – In the early 2000s, when I was living at an apartment complex, I took the trash out Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Five Ways to Stem the Use of Virgin Paper

Tree Saving can be as Old Fashioned as Borrowing a Book, or as Cutting-Edge as Reading an eBook. – by Laura Mauney – Do you collect pennies in old coffee cans? Have you ever counted them up, surprised to discover Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Switch to Cloth for Dining, Cleaning, and Baby Care

– by Laura Mauney – Ever heard of a handkerchief? Before mass production of paper and plastic, people used good old fashioned cloth for all manner of purposes. When the cloth got dirty, it went into the wash, then onto Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Buy Paper Goods Made of Post Consumer Content

– by Laura Mauney – Many grocery stores, big box stores and online retailers now offer bathroom tissue, paper towels, and paper knapkins made of “post-consumer” content (recycled paper). The same products can also be purchased at top online superstores, Continue reading