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: 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-Huggers Life: The Truth About the Impact of Recycling

Small Actions by Millions of People Add Up to Big Change To see how recycling and other sustainability efforts have a global impact, check out this cool infographic from ReuseThisBag.com: Source:Reusable Bags Republished with permission.

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