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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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Life on the Move

Thursdays, October 18 and November 1, 2018 at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum joins the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability […]

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Versova Beach, Mumbai

It’s nice to hear good news and feel like there is hope! Look what one man started, and finished 21 months later with many, many volunteers. It is reported that for the first time in decades sea turtles are hatching on the beach! May 22, 2017 New Delhi CNN article by Medhavi Arora New Delhi […]

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ocean clean up vessel

September 7, 2018 FAST Company article by Adele Peters A new test in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will show if the Ocean Cleanup system, designed by young inventor Boyan Slat, really works. On September 8, a ship towing a 2,000-foot-long floating tube will leave a shipyard in Alameda, California, and slowly move under the […]

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straws pollution

September 21, 2018 EATER by Whitney Filloon Come 2019, California diners who want a plastic straw for their beverage will have to specifically ask for one. On Thursday, a bill banning full-service restaurants from automatically giving customers plastic straws was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, […]

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