Use Re-Usable Shopping Bags and Recycle Plastic Bags When you Get them

A local community posted that plastic bags should not be put in the recycle bin.  Plastic bags clog up the machinery that is used to sort recyclables.

The best thing to do is acquire fewer plastic bags when you are shopping. Then, you can recycle the ones you do acquire at most grocery stores.

Take reusable shopping bags with you to the stores!

My family has a bag called BOB. Bob is our “Bag of Bags.” We have one for each car so there is always a BOB where/when you need it.

It’s impossible to avoid plastic bags all together. For those, collect them and drop them off at the grocery store (there is usually a receptacle for plastic bags by the entrance/exit).

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RE-USABLE SHOPPING BAGS (RECYCLE THE REST AT GROCERY STORE)
Use Re-Usable Shopping Bags and Recycle Plastic Bags When you Get them
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Easy Every Day Habits to Reduce Polluting Planet Earth

This is a list of easy every day habit changes we can make to reduce our impact on the pollution of planet earth.  I like the idea that EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS. You don’t have to be perfect!  Start small and and go from there.

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RE-USABLE SHOPPING BAGS (RECYCLE THE REST AT GROCERY STORE)
Use Re-Usable Shopping Bags and Recycle Plastic Bags When you Get them
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/use-re-usable-shopping-bags-and-recycle-plastic-bags-when-you-get-them/

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TREE FREE PAPER PRODUCTS
Use TREE FREE toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, and tissues
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/only-use-tree-free-paper-products/

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Only USE: TREE FREE Paper Products

CONSUMERS: BE INFORMED AND SPEAK UP FOR WHAT YOU WANT!!
Start reading labels. Ask the retailers you visit to stock TREE FREE paper products. Write companies Contact Forms. Make your voice heard. Writing via a contact for takes a few minutes. If everybody did that, there’s be tree free paper products everywhere all the time.

There is absolutely NO reason to CUT DOWN TREES to make toilet paper/tissues/paper towels!

Paper products can be made from sugar cane and bamboo. For one place, you can buy TREE FREE paper products at Brandless:
https://brandless.com/products/tree-free-bath-tissue

Paper products can be made of 100% recycled content.

For one place, you can buy paper products at Target (their Everspring line):
https://www.target.com/p/100-recycled-paper-towels-everspring-153/-/A-54590228?preselect=75663224#lnk=sametab

Trader Joe’s sells paper products made from 100& recycled content (but weirdly, I cannot find this online anywhere, but every time I got to Trader Joe’s I stock up on their 100% recycled content paper towels and toilet paper. Just check the labels.

The company WHO GIVES A CRAP, will deliver tree free/plastic free paper products to your door:
https://us.whogivesacrap.org/collections/

Read This:
Earth Day: How America’s ‘tree-to-toilet pipeline’ is destroying forests
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-americans-tree-to-toilet-pipeline-is-destroying-canadian-forests-2019-03-01

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The Vote is the Antidote. To help, Support THE VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER

Friends:
If the results of the 2020 elections matter to you, then you know that Dems need to encourage every single eligible to VOTE. To do this, we need every single person to do their part. Participating with or supporting the efforts of THE VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER is a terrific way to start:
 
THE VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER
 
REGISTER & MOBILIZE THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE
 
HELP AMERICANS REGISTER TO VOTE
Since 2003, we’ve helped register more than 4 million American voters through our pioneering mail and online voter registration programs. In 2016 alone, we helped register almost a million – and we’re just getting started.
 
MOBILIZE THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE
The Rising American Electorate—unmarried women, people of color, and millennials—are now the majority of eligible voters. With our groundbreaking research on voter mobilization and issue engagement, we’ve pioneered new ways to get them to the polls.
 
 
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THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE
 
Don’t Despair: ENGAGE, MOBILIZE, ORGANIZE!
THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE
Make 2020 most massive/effective #GetOutTheVote in US History!
Voter Turnout & ENFRANCHISEMENT
WE CAN DO IT!
#GOTV org list:
Engage, support, and donate.
#BlueWave2020 #VoteBlue
#FlipItBlue #BeAVoter
#Stop_GOP_LieMachine

Product Comment to Trader Joes about Roasted Seaweed Snacks Packaging

I wrote to the product feedback page of Trader Joes webstie about some environmentally offensive packaging:
https://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/product-feedback

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5/15/2019

I am a big fan of Trader Joes. We frequently purchase many of the products you sell. My kids like the Roasted Seaweed Snack. I’m glad for them to enjoy the the contents of the package, as I imagine seaweed is much healthier than a lot of other processed food snacks.

But I am COMPLETELY freaked out by the atrocious, polluting packaging. Not only does it come in a non-biodegradable mylar package, but the seaweed sits in a plastic tray. For one minute enjoying a 60 calorie snack, the earth is stuck with a package to pollute landfills or become microplastics in water to give us all cancer for generations beyond when our great grandchildren our dead.

You are going to say that you care about the enviroment, blah blah blah. But, let’s face it, eveyrthing you say is horse manure until all your packaging is made of 100% post consumer waste or plastic free and tree free. That’s really all there is to it.

While you’re at it, make sure all manufacturing is powered by renewable energy.

Can’t the little tray the seaweed sits in be comprised of bamboo cardboard? Can’t it be in a bamboo cardboard box? When I was a kid, animal crackers came in waxed paper. The animal crackers were always fresh. Why not wax paper for the seaweed. Aren’t there plant based alternatives? I have a hard time believing that there are not.

Please. You have control over what gets onto the shelves of your stores. Make the packaging/products biodegradable, tree free, plastic free, and manufactured with renewable energies. You can do it. I know you can.

I’m a consumer. I want to buy your products. But I don’t want the products to come in future pollution. I’m betting that you can fix that. Be a leader. Please start now.

Thank you,
Emily Gleichenhaus
Project PUT: Pick Up Trash
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#DontLitter
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#DontBeAJerk

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Product Comment to Colgate about Packaging

I wrote a comment to Colgate-Palmolive about their toothpaste packaging:

I like your products, I very much DISLIKE your packaging. I want the toothpaste, I don’t want the pollution packaging it comes in.

After a tube is empty, that tube then pollutes the earth for generations after our great grandchildren are dead. Or, it breaks down into microplastics which will give us all cancer when it gets into the water supply or pollutes fish.

I am a big fan of the toothpaste tabs that are coming out lately. Why not make those, with whitening and fluoride while you’re at it. Why not package them in 100% post consumer waster packaging or plant base (plastic free/tree free) packing? How about it? Be the solution instead of the problem.

Thank you,
Emily Gleichenhaus
Arlington, VA

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The Everspring Brand at Target Offers Excellent Eco Friendly Products

I’m pleased with Target’s Everspring brand of cleaning products and paper products.

https://www.target.com/b/everspring/-/N-gl7n0#?lnk=snav_rd_everspring

To varying degrees, the cleaning products are plant based and biodegradable, which means they are much less harmful to the earth and the creature (INCLUDING US) that live on it.

The packaging is important. I’m on a packaging rampage. I want the products, but I don’t want products to come in pollution.

Everspring purposely labels for packaging content. Everything I examined had a high content of post consumer waste or was made of 100% post consumer waste. This is good!

The paper products are made of 100% post consumer waste. That means that no trees were cut down so you can dry your hands, wipe your bum, or clean your counter. This is good!

Did you know that most cleaning wipes are made of plastic? These wipes then become that microplastics that will give us cancer when we drink water or eat fish.

THIS IS A COMPLETELY NEEDLESS AND SOLVABLE PROBLEM:
Buy cleaning wipes that are made of plant materials.

The Everclean wipes are good as any cleaning wipes I’ve used. They are made of 100% plant based material. They are compostable. The solutions what wets them is also plant based and biodegradable.

Compare this to Clorox wipes which are 100% pollution. Yes, they clean your counter, but are otherwise nothing but pollution, from the packaging to the cleaning solution, to the materials the wipes themselves are made of. POLLUTION.

Clorox makes Greenworks wipes, but the packaging in pollution.

With Everygreen wipes are a MUCH BETTER CHOICE for your health and the Earth.

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