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The Truth About Composting Paper Cups

Reblogged from: tylertalkstrash.com (I reposted this article from my other website, crazyaboutcompost.com) Can you compost paper cups? The answer is yes, no and depends. In the same spirit as my last post on composting waxed paper, I emailed a bunch of companies that produce paper cups andRead more

FAQs: Why Choose Compostable Products for Food Service

FAQs: Why Choose Compostable Products for Food Service What is composting? Composting is the natural breakdown of organic materials into high quality soil amendments in a controlled environment. Composting has numerous benefits. It increases the nutrient content in soils, helps soils retain moisture, reduces need for chemical

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That Takeout Coffee Cup May Be Messing With Your Hormones

A new study suggests that whole classes of BPA-free plastics—including the kind in styrofoam—release estrogenic chemicals. —By Mariah Blake | Mon Dec. 1, 2014 Most people know that some plastics additives, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may be harmful to their health. But an upcoming study in

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Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Your chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, scientists are now reporting. The novel process they developed and their results could help the world deal with its agricultural and plastic waste problems.  

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Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever

By Marco Torres, Waking Times,  August 18, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/kqpsg7g As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material

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Ecology and Economy Creates Ultimate Opportunity for Sustainable Business

by  Andrew Simpson “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” — Old Indian proverb For humanity, energy is a primary basic physical need. Our economy and ecology is inextricably linked. Production and use of most goods we enjoy requires

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The Truth about conventional Paper Coffee Cups

Health concerns: Bisphenol A (BPA) When used as a resin, BPA primarily makes plastic products, such as eyeglass lenses and DVDs. It is also found in many paper products, including paper cups. The BPA finds its way into paper cups, either due to cup production lines using

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The Dangers Of Polystyrene/Styrofoam

The Dangers Of Polystyrene Many people are not aware of the harmful effects of Polystyrene. This article aims to highlight some of the dangers, both to our health and to the environment. Polystyrene is one of those materials that’s everywhere around us. Polystyrene is an inexpensive and

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16 year-old Invents Bio-plastic from Banana Peels

16 year-old Invents Bio-plastic from Banana Peels

What comes to mind before you discard your banana peel? Certainly not the consideration of its use to reduce petroleum-based pollution and create bio-plastic, yet this is exactly what Elif Bilgin, 16, from Istanbul, Turkey, sought to achieve and successfully accomplished.

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