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We love kissing, but we'll pass on the latest Japanese trend of people kissing through acrylic plastic...
http://kotaku.com/kiss-people-through-plastic-this-weekend-in-tokyo-1705748594 
Got plans for Saturday? If you’re in Tokyo, maybe you can go kiss strangers through acrylic plastic.
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Got the sniffles? Perhaps you need a certified organic cotton hanky to help soothe your nose. Makes a great portable placemat too. On sale this month.  
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/organic-cotton-hanky-handkerchief.html
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New research by Trinity College (Dublin) researchers looks at the impact of biodegradable plastic bags on marine ecosystems and finds that after nine weeks the bags are smothering sediment, restricting nutrient flow and thus killing marine life, just like their non-biodegradable counterparts.

http://www.thejournal.ie/plastic-bag-marine-life-2060845-Apr2015/

The academic study: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.5b00277

And in our opinion, even if they were more effective at breaking down faster in the environment, this is not a good thing - it just means smaller pieces of plastic available more readily to be eaten and absorbed by marine organisms.  The best solution is to prevent any plastic bags from getting in the environment at all.
Research has found that plastic litter can smother marine life in just nine weeks.
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Happy Earth Day!!! This cute baby is taken from a poster for Earth Day celebrations in our town of Wakefield, Quebec, Canada this coming Saturday. Come and join us if you live nearby! We'll have a booth and we'll be selling a few ‪#‎plasticfree‬ essentials.
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The experience of Scotland, Wales, Ireland shows that charges on plastic bags work...the make people think twice and change their habits.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/17/scotland-plastic-bag-usage-falls-after-5p-charge-introduced
Dramatic reduction reflects similar falls in single-use carrier bag consumption in Wales and Northern Ireland, with England to bring in charge this year
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These beautiful and affordable handcrafted timepieces, made from natural and renewable materials, could also serve as a catalyst for conversations about sustainable goods.
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Stunningly creative and colourful, Czech artist Veronika Richterová makes plants out of polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles. Not exactly our idea of the ideal house plant, but beautiful nonetheless.

http://www.veronikarichterova.com/en/my-works/pet-art-sculptures/plants/
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Victory in California!  Bisphenol A (BPA) is added to California’s Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals. The scientific advisory committee of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment voted unanimously to include BPA on the list, citing strong evidence that it causes reproductive toxicity in humans and animals.

BPA still is used widely in the epoxy liner of food cans and on cash register receipts, but hopefully more actions like this will help remove it from use completely. 

http://www.ewg.org/release/bpa-designation-huge-victory-californians

More info on BPA:  
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/bisphenol_a_bpa_and_bps
http://www.ewg.org/bpa/
The decision of a scientific advisory committee to add bisphenol A, or BPA, to California’s Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals is a huge victory in the fight to protect people from this harmful hormone disruptor, Environmental Working Group said today.
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Looking for some quick, tasty and wallet-friendly lunch ideas - for grown ups (not just kids!)? Take a look at Califia Suntree's creative e-cookbook: http://workman.com/products/9780761183075/

And of course, if you need containers or bags to carry that lunch with you or utensils to eat it with (read spork), we've got you covered:  http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/lunch-and-take-out.html

http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/stainless-steel-folding-spork-with-organic-cotton-lwp-pouch.html
With over 60 delicious, healthful, unexpected recipes, BRING YOUR LUNCH ensures DIY lunchtime success—and significant weekly savings—while keeping the brown-bag doldrums away. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a make-ahead food planner or a harried last-minute type—with its innovative, doable
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Preparing for the Earth Day event in our village tomorrow... various plastic-free items also available at our online store lifewithoutplastic.com. They are (clockwise) organic cotton portable shopping bags, juco sandwich bags, organic cotton mesh bags, wooden toothbrushes with natural bristles and stainless steel sporks in an organic cotton pouch.
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We just got the revised and updated version of the book "Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too" by Beth Terry of My Plastic-free Life (http://myplasticfreelife.com/)​. Here's is the page dedicated to our little company. The book contains tons of tips and ideas on how to reduce plastic in everyday living. We'll be talking about it more in our newsletter in the coming weeks.
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Divers swimming with manta rays in Bali also got up close and personal with the ocean plastic crisis.
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LifeWithoutPlastic.com is the one-stop shop for safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-friendly alternatives to plastic products for everyday life - and a solid resource for info on plastics and alternatives.