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TerraCycle’s 3 Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is June 8, an important time for environmental action, observation, and celebration. Coinciding with this year’s UN Ocean Conference, World Oceans Day is day for policymakers, activists and conscious consumers to take part in actions and discussions that can carry us forward.

May 29th

Earth Day Inspiration: 15 Reuses for Plastic Bags

We all know about the devastating effect plastic bags have on nature. Plastics degrade too slowly. The chemical bonds that make plastic so durable make it equally resistant to natural processes of degradation. Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. A […]

April 6th

Keeping Our Water Clean

Water recycles over and over. Whatever we put in water now will return to us again. Our oceans are filling up with plastic trash and industrial runoff, allowing toxic slime molds and algae blooms to thrive, while killing larger life like seals, albatross birds, and dolphins. Most of our drinking water comes from aquifers below […]

March 21st

Vegetarianism and the Environment

As a vegetarian who believes that living a vegetarian life is more of a moral or spiritual issue than anything else, it is something I don’t often bring up in discussion with others. However, I have seen so many stories and studies about its link to widespread environmental problems lately, I felt impelled to write […]

April 2nd

California to Shut Down State’s Most Polluting Power Plant

California’s dirtiest power plant–the Potrero Point station located on San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront–could close this fall according to Mayor Gavin Newsom. The 40 year old, diesel-powered plant is the cause of heavy pollution in one of San Francisco’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. It spews particles and chemicals from its smokestacks, plaguing the area with higher […]

January 16th