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10 more easy, useful tips for living with less plastic, again thoughtfully curated and explained by Katherine of TreeHugger​ based on her experience and research. 

Some examples... stop chewing gum (it's plastic), eat an ice cream cone, make your own yogurt... and one we love and do ourselves all the time:  freeze in glass or stainless steel - and as she graciously notes, we can help you out with that one.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/10-additional-tips-living-less-plastic.html
It's an ongoing challenge to limit the role of plastic in your life. Here are some additional ideas for how to do it.
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How to take action on plastic waste in your own neighbourhood... it can start with walking your dog. Katherine at TreeHugger​ highlights the stunning and disturbing artistic activism of Heather Itzla, and is spurred on to take a revealing walk of her own.

http://www.treehugger.com/culture/how-dog-walking-turned-plastic-waste-activism.html

Itzla's site is worth checking out:  http://thereisnoaway.net/
A woman from California was so distressed by the amount of plastic waste she encounters daily while walking her dogs that she started posting her pictures online to show people where plastic ends up.
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If you haven't heard about the polyethylene shade balls being poured into a Los Angeles reservoir to save water being lost through evaporation, read this TreeHugger​ article calling for a life cycle analysis on the logic of it.  We obviously question the logic of this practice based on the plastic pollution aspect.  

http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/do-shade-balls-actually-save-water-maybe-we-need-life-cycle-analysis.html
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Catching up with Trash is for Tossers​ on their waste free road trip...

DAYS 5-10 Yellowstone National Park (not to be confused with Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park)... INSANELY idyllic camping, sunrise meditating, cooking & eating in stainless dishes and cleaning them with fire-boiled water, washing the bod once a week, wearing the same fresh air embedded clothes for days ... e.p.i.p.h.a.n.i.e.s about how we live and what we need.

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2015/07/days-5-10-yellowstone-national-park.html
It took 5 days to change the way I think about what I need. Over the past few days I have been in Yellowstone National Park, which is INSANELY idyllic, think buffalo roaming next to your car. I have been camping, something ...
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Catching up with Trash is for Tossers​ this week on their waste free road trip...

DAY 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan... making preserves on the road (wow!) blueberry jam, cucumber, cabbage, and beet pickles (yum x 4!), coffee in a mason jar...

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2015/07/day-3-grand-rapids-michigan.html
My last day in Grand Rapids was filled with preparing for the next leg of the road trip so this is just a quick update. Using the rest of my products from the farmers market we made blueberry jam and some cucumber, cabbage, a...
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We're catching up with Trash is for Tossers​ this week on their waste free road trip.  

On Day 1, Lauren and Co. head from NYC through upstate NY to Michigan.  Vivid photos of fresh fruit and veggies from markets and bulk stores - donuts too! - and stored in our reusable containers...

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2015/07/day-1-upstate-new-york.html
Today is the first day out... here is how I navigated my meals heading from NYC towards Michigan... Breakfast: I had peanut butter and fruit package free from a co-op in Rochester Lunch: I ate at a restaurant in Rochester...
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And one more from TreeHugger​ - they're just on a plastic-free roll... 
10 ways to pack your kids a more sustainable lunch. And it's not just about containers. Margaret gets into the food, the sourcing of it, and the psychology behind it...
http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/10-ways-pack-your-kids-more-sustainable-lunch.html
The modern mantra of convenience has some pretty serious costs, and one the areas this trade-off can be found is tucked away in lunch boxes and backpacks.
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Here are 10 handy and easy tips for living with less plastic, thoughtfully curated by Katherine at TreeHugger​. 

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/10-tips-living-less-plastic.html

And we're chuffed that she's featured our photo and referenced our list too:   

http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/ca/10_easy_tips_for_living_with_less_plastic
It's impossible to avoid plastic entirely, but there are effective ways to limit your exposure.
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When I look around my home the only plastic I see is part of my electronics, the cap (which is stainless on the part that comes in contact with the beverage) to my insulated drink container, and my garbage bags.
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Canada is moving toward a ban on plastic microbeads.  Yes, you can tell an election is coming when the very environment un-friendly Conservative government makes an announcement like this.  But hey, we'll take it.

The government is proposing to add microbeads to the list of toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and is working on developing regulations to prohibit the manufacture, import, sale and offers for sale of products containing microbeads. 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/microbeads-ban-forthcoming-federal-government-says-1.3175296
Canada is one micro-step closer to a federal ban on microbeads. The Conservative government said Thursday it is proposing to add microbeads to the list of toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, as well as developing other regulations.
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Catching up with Trash is for Tossers​ this week on their waste free road trip...

DAY 4 in Chicago... sustainable eating out, tea without plastic, mason jar cool drink, skateboarding through janky (love that word) streets...

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2015/07/day-4-chicago.html
Chicago has always been one of my favorite cities. I think it's because it most closely resembles New York (tall buildings), Brooklyn (old buildings and janky streets), and Paris (the river). When in a city like Chicago, I'm ...
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Catching up with Trash is for Tossers​ this week on their waste free road trip...

DAY 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan... what to wear, dealing with compost, blueberries, grilled veggies....

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2015/07/day-2-grand-rapids-michigan.html
I woke up this morning in Grand Rapids Michigan, the sun was shining and the air was clean. I took a shower, grabbed my compost bin that I have been collecting since I left New York, and headed to the Fulton Street Farmers Ma...
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This is a highly disturbing video of microscopic plankton eating microplastic particles. It is especially disturbing because plankton are at the base of the global aquatic food chain. The plastics they ingest hinder their survival. 

It's quite simple:  if the plankton die, the oceans die, and if the oceans die, we all die. It may sound melodramatic, and it won't happen overnight (the oceans will first be dominated by hardy invasive jellyfish as all other species die off first), but it's the ecological reality.

https://youtu.be/mGzIz9Ld-sE
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