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Baltimore County Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

Baltimore County Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

Baltimore County is the latest local government in the U.S. to ban plastic shopping bags.  The Baltimore County Council voted five-to-two Monday to approve the “Bring Your Own Bag Act,” following in the footsteps of the City of Baltimore, which passed its plastic bag ban in 2019. “Plastic bags have been a menace on our […]

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    Save on Energy Costs With This DIY Solar Oven

    Save on Energy Costs With This DIY Solar Oven

    It’s no secret that the cost of fracked gas has skyrocketed. If you’re looking for ways to save money on energy costs this winter, turn to the sun. Solar ovens aren’t just a fun science project, but a legitimate way to cook outdoors, even during the coldest months. The average electric oven/stove contributes roughly $150 […]

    England to Ban Single-Use Plastic Dinnerware, Including Styrofoam

    England to Ban Single-Use Plastic Dinnerware, Including Styrofoam

    In England, the government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic dinnerware, including closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam trays (commonly referred to as the brand name Styrofoam), plastic utensils and plastic plates. The announcement follows similar bans in Scotland and Wales. Scotland’s ban on single-use plastics took effect in August 2022, and Wales recently passed a […]

    Tips for a Less Wasteful Holiday Season

    Tips for a Less Wasteful Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a time for spreading warmth and joy, and, unfortunately, for producing a lot more waste. According to BBC News, the amount of trash produced by households usually goes up by about a third during the holidays. Here are some tips to make your holiday less trashy and more eco-friendly. Wrapping Paper […]