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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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Looking forward to chatting with Tony on Going Home With Tony later today about tips on how we can all create a life with less ‪#‎plastic‬. Join us today at 5:00 PM CDT for an interesting show! ‪#‎LifeWithoutPlastic‬ ‪#‎GreenLiving‬
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/goinghomewithtony/2015/07/02/creating-a-life-without-plastic
On Thursday, July 2, 2015 Going Home with Tony host Tony Scimeca welcomes Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon of Life Without Plastic to the Hot Water 911 Boiler Ro
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5 Gyres​ explains the concept of "plastic smog" in the world's waterways, where every drainpipe is like a horizontal smokestack dispersing a cloud of tiny plastic bits out into the water.

As their 3 week SEA Change Expedition comes to a close, the data collected will further help educate the world about the true nature and staggering scale of plastic pollution in the world's aquatic environments.

Overview via TreeHugger​:
http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/ocean-plastic-smog-not-island.html
The founders of 5 Gyres, a non-profit dedicated to researching ocean pollution, want to change the way people think about plastics in the seas.
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Useful tips for recycling tubes, such as toothpaste... http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150622/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150629923
With a few identification skills and tips, you can keep some out of the landfill. Here are five steps to recycling them.
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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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Glad to hear that Loblaws is phasing triclosan, pthalates and microbeads out of the "Life" and "President's Choice" brand  products over the next three years.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loblaws-to-stop-making-products-with-microbeads-by-2018-1.3109046

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/loblaws-will-ban-triclosan-phthalates-microbeads.html
Loblaws says that by the end of 2018, it will stop using triclosan, phthalates or microbeads in the household and cosmetic products it manufactures.
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Plastic is littering the bottoms of waterways, not just the surfaces. A just released scientific article reviews the current literature on what is known as "benthic" plastic pollution, i.e., plastics that settle to the bottom of aquatic environments.  5 Gyres​ talks about this regularly as they document surface and near surface plastic pollution around the world. 

Here's an overview of scientific research on the benthic perspective of plastic pollution. It's not pretty, given that plastics degrade much more slowly when settled at the bottom of the ocean and shielded from UV light.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/em/c5em00188a
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