Month: June 2019
Walmart and Target Remove Arsenic Water From Shelves, Whole Foods is Still Selling It
Whole Foods refuses to remove Starkey spring water from shelves after tests show arsenic levels above FDA limits. Here’s the Consumer Reports’ list of bottled water brands to avoid:
Maine and Vermont Pass Plastic Bag Bans on the Same Day
Maine and Vermont become 3rd and 4th states to say sianara to single-use plastic bags. Vermont bans straws, stirrers and Styrofoam too.
Scientist Creates Compostable Plastic Out of Cactus that Biodegrades in a Month
Cactus leaves could provide a far more sustainable material for single-use bioplastics than corn, as they grow abundantly in the desert without using any farmland, fertilizers, pesticides or petroleum
EPA Approves “Emergency” Use of Banned Bee-Killing Insecticide On 14 Million Acres
EPA tells farmers to “go ahead” and spray unapproved insecticide known to kill bees on millions of acres of crops known to attract bees
Bowl-Shaped Roofs Collect Rainwater and Cool House
Architecture company develops a roof that collects rainwater and cools your house at the same time
Say Goodbye to Styrofoam, Igloo Just Created Biodegradable Coolers
Need a quick, cheap cooler for a day at the lake or beach? There’s now an eco-friendly alternative to Styrofoam, and it’s only $10.
70-Year-Old Woman Cleans Up 52 Beaches in a Year “For Her Grandchildren”
“Action Nan” picked up all the plastic and other trash from a new beach every week for a year in hopes the next generation can enjoy them the way she did as a child
633 Divers Cleanup 1.5 Tons of Trash From Ocean Floor in Florida, Breaking Guinness World Record
Volunteer divers just pulled 3200 pounds of garbage off the ocean floor of Florida’s Deerfield Beach. Imagine if we had cleanup efforts like this all over the world!
Company Creates World’s First Plant-Based Compostable Sneakers
Americans send 300 million pairs of shoes to the landfill each year. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could throw them in the compost pile instead?