Though much of the 380 million tons of plastic Americans consume every year bear the familiar triangle label that it’s recyclable, a new report claims the labels perpetuate a “fiction” that recycling can handle the waste. Grist reports.
Have you read the recent report about plastic trash accumulating in the Arctic? It’s chilling (no pun intended). In fact, of the 30 million tons of plastic waste generated in the U.S. in 2009, only 7 percent was recovered for recycling. We can all begin to make a difference by employing some or all of these […]
Want to know more about plastics, their effects on humans and the environment, and how to recycle them properly? Here’s a comprehensive article from UTNE Reader by Plastic Purge author Michael SanClements. You’re almost there. Click the title to be redirected. (Photo: Katherine Davis, Creative Commons)
Check out this article from Mother Nature Network! It shows you how to recycle everything from crayons to Crocs and a whole lot more. (Photo: jjsink, Creative Commons)
Lectionary Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 10, 2013
There’s grace aplenty and a gracious plenty whenever God’s around. Why are we so miserly with all this abundance? This week’s lessons provide much food for thought. (Photo © Joshua Resnick – Fotolia.com)