How Meredian PHA Biopolymer Makes Plastic Healthy for People and Other Living Things

From Petro-Plastic to BioPlastic By Laura Mauney Decades ago, plastic was thought to be a miracle substance, that which brought us unbreakable bottles and jugs, safer food storage containers, cheaper toys, non-leaking trash bags, disposable diapers, disposable medical implements, disposable Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Bring Your Own Bags when You Shop

– by Laura Mauney – Plastic shopping bags were originally pitched as tree saving alternatives to paper bags, but in the end turned out to be just as destructive to the environment as virgin paper production, if not moreso, because Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Recycled Paper Means More Fresh Air

– by Laura Mauney – According to an infographic posted by ReuseThisBag.com, “if all of our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250 million trees per year.” In other words, when more paper is recycled, fewer trees get chopped Continue reading

Making Change: How I Trained Myself to Remember to Use the Reusable Shopping Bags

– by Laura Mauney – (In celebration of the Los Angeles City Council ban on plastic shopping bags, I decided to update this article, which I originally blogged on my Blogger blog in July, 2010, in the wake of the Continue reading