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Manchester, NH is Second City in the Nation to Use 100% Recyclable Carts

The OceanCore carts will replace broken or new carts for Manchester residents across the city. The carts are made from a blend of 40 percent post-consumer recycled material, 10 percent of which is recycled ocean-bound plastic. (Rehrig Pacific Company)

On January 19, Mayor Joyce Craig and the Department of Public Works […]

Another Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Image: asiapacificreport.nz

George Harvey

Single-use plastics include such things as bags we get in stores, plastic table wear, and drinking straws. They include the plastic-based wipes Larry Plesent objects to in his “Ingredient of the Month” article in this issue of Green Energy Times (G.E.T.). In cases like plastic […]

Beat Plastic Pollution

By George Harvey

The United Nations (UN) has observed World Environment Day on June 5th every year since 1974. Each year, the UN chooses a theme for the event to focus the attention of people worldwide on some specific problem that needs to be addressed. This year, the UN’s theme is “Beat Plastic […]

Good Plastics? Really?

The cap of this fountain pen was made of galalith, a milk-based plastic invented in the 1890s. At one time, it was one of the least expensive plastics available. Photo by 76Winger. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

Deny it or not, most of us […]