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our appetite for palm oil is causing deforestation

National Geographic Magazine article: Palm oil is unavoidable. Can it be sustainable? Our appetite for the oil hurts the environment and wildlife. But Gabon hopes ot show how to build an industry while protecting its forests. Article linked  here (you may need to subcribe to NG to view article).

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http://www.lagreengrounds.org/insects_disappearing

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20 ways to reduce waste
Compostable Plastic not better for our environment

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/20/669685624/researchers-find-115-plastic-cups-in-dead-whales-stomach

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BBC Earth https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-45714290/plastics-watch-is-seaweed-packaging-an-alternative-to-plastic

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https://www.facebook.com/7746841478/posts/10155741538851479/

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After my evening walk with my friend Linda Friday evening, we stopped at Yogurtland in Hollywood Riviera to replenish those calories we just expended.  I was pleased to see that they use compostable spoons. 11/29/2018 UPDATE: Oh no! Just viewed this BuzzFeed video on compostable plastics. The GOOD news – made from plant material, not […]

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Lush in Del Amo with manager Dominique and Ashari

My nephew is coming into town, so I’ve moved what’s left of my bottled shampoo and conditioner to the guest bathroom. I now have a good excuse to buy my first bottle-free shampoo – a good way to reduce plastic usage. I read Suzan’s review on Lush shampoo bar and headed over to Del Amo […]

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In the Swedish city of Eskilstuna, 100 kilometres west of Stockholm, shoppers are flocking to a mall with a twist. ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is a shopping centre dedicated entirely to repaired and up-cycled goods. It opened in 2015, and distinguishes itself from what you might call an upscale yard sale by bringing together other vital mall […]

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