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Procter and Gamble - How to Be Green

by Chuck Peavey 21. October 2010 16:57

What is Ecology?

To me, this is exciting. Procter and Gamble have setup a web site called "Future Friendly" to help consumers learn more about how to be green. I read about it in an article at Advertising Age. Personally, I'm excited because I agree the biggest problem with becoming more ecologically sustainable in this country is a lack of education about what it means to be. More...

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Paper Water Bottles and the Ocean

by Chuck Peavey 14. October 2010 19:48

Plastic in the Pacific Ocean

It really doesn’t take much to get me excited but if there is one environmental issue that keeps me up at night, it’s the plastic island called the Pacific Garbage Patch. You’ve already heard me talk about the Pacific Gyre and the 40+ million ton island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean.

It all starts when someone accidently drops a water bottle which goes down a storm drain then floats out to the ocean where 7 to 20 years later, it winds up in this big pile of plastic. Over the next several years, it breaks down into tiny pieces; the fish eat it, birds eat it, turtles eat and they all die. More...

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What do Recycle Numbers on Plastic Mean?

by Chuck Peavey 9. September 2010 09:01

Plastics; what’s what?

I don’t know about you but those little numbers on recyclable products, I don’t understand them. I find myself looking at these and wondering what I’m supposed to do with them. So for my own benefit, I’m including them here. Perhaps you can benefit as well: More...

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Sustainability, do You Want a Bag with those fries?

by chuck 6. May 2010 22:42

A few hours ago, I went to Panda Express (no, I didn't get fries) to indulge my Orange Chicken addiction.  Of course, ToGo from any place like Panda Express is wasteful.  You get the Styrofoam container for your food.  You get the extra napkins, the plastic fork as well as the chopsticks (I always get chopsticks, don't really need the fork) and it all goes in a nice plastic bag so you can carry it to your car and up the stairs into the apartment without a lot of fuss where you take it out of the bag, eat it with the plastic fork then throw everything away. More...

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Paper vs. Plastic, Really?

by chuck 29. April 2010 21:39

I'm not a tree hugger... seriously; I'm just a business owner who would like to leave some air behind for my children to breath when I'm done breathing air myself.

So I figure there are little things I can do like park at the far end of the parking lot and walk into the gym rather than driving around and around in circles looking for the closest parking spot... seriously, I'm getting on a bike or treadmill when I get in the gym anyway. More...

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