Welcome to Mix Nerd Mondays, it’s a series I will be doing on here that is more in my area. I love science ( I am a bio nerd after all) and health care so here you will be getting any biology, ecology, environmental and maybe a little chemistry posts that can affect our everyday lives....more
To the average consumer, Hilex Poly, a manufacturer and recycler of plastic bags and other products, is relatively unknown, but to anti-plastic activists, the company is generally loathed. Their lawsuit against Chico Bags, makers of reusable bags, did not help....more
Green Tip - Garbage Can LinersDilemna - how to avoid using plastic bag liners, but not end up with a dirty, stinky pail? If you are really diligent about bringing cloth bags for shopping - not just at grocery stores but ALL stores - this eliminate the source of reusable plastic bags. On the other hand, NOT lining the pail ends up with food waste stuck on the bottom/ side of the can and the need to wash out the pail each time. A waste of water....more
A few weeks ago, hours after attending my own going away party in Denver, Colorado, I came upon a young man standing outside a bus, asking, "Want a tour?" I thought he was offering to drive us around Denver and show us all the places that Elway or Tebow may have slept but he meant a tour of the bus itself, Due West. We came aboard and quickly realized that this was no ordinary bus and these ambitious young folks, Mark and Liz, were no ordinary bus dwellers....more
I realized one of my travel dreams recently, when I spent eight days on a holiday break in Cape Town, South Africa. The scenery was breathtaking, the weather perfect, the food delicious.And then there was the trash.Somehow, when you go so far away, to a place so exotic, you don’t expect to find the same problems you deal with day to day at home. I sure didn’t....more
You might find it hard to believe that one teeny tinny toothbrush can have such an enormous impact on the environment. But it does! Approximately 50 million pounds of toothbrushes get sent to landfills annually!...more
To delay the cost of laying and maintaining natural grass, some sports fields are fitted with Astro-Turf, a synthetic lawn primarily made up of rubber, nylon and plastic. But Claire Dworsky, a 10-year-old soccer player, had some very real concerns about water run-off from such fields. So, she took action....more
How do you buy berries and cherry tomatoes without plastic? Most small fruits come in those green plastic mesh baskets or increasingly in clear plastic clamshells. If you shop your local farmers market, it’s not a problem. The farmers want their containers back!