Cradle to Grave: The Life of Plastic Bags

ReuseIt.com Printed with permission from author Well over a billion single-use plastic bags are given out for free each day in the world. But as the old adage says, nothing comes for free. Here are some facts to illustrate the actual costs paid by our environment and society for the …

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Waste? What’s the Problem?

Angie Timmons Hennepin County Environmental Services The average Minnesotan generates more than seven pounds of waste per day or more than a ton annually! Companies are producing more goods than ever before, and we are consuming goods at a faster rate than ever. From convenient single-serving containers that use more …

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Recycle Your Electronics

Did you know that most TVs and computer monitors contain two to eight pounds of toxic lead? Many electronics contain other toxic metals like mercury and cadmium, too. If any of these contaminants get into our rivers, streams, or lakes, they can harm our health and damage the environment. Most …

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