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Microbeads

Peter Neill | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

There are alternatives: ground apricot shells and cocoa beans are proposed as substitute natural exfoliates for the various products. But if the industry ignores the argument and resists product modification, there is as always the option to legislate a solution.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Tiny Plastic Beads Are Invading The Great Lakes. Here's How To Stop Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

Several months ago, scientists warned that tiny microbeads, a common ingredient in facial cleansers, were flowing into the Great Lakes, with no way t...

SoBe Ad Campaign Takes Environmental Ignorance To A New Level

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

You know how online ads are supposed to know exactly what you want to see and buy? Well online ads don’t know Stiv Wilson. The communications di...

Californians Take Stand in the Sand for Plastic-Free Seas

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California, known for its seemingly endless beautiful coastline, is also a source of endless ingenuity and passion for protecting our natural resources from plastic waste. Way to go, Californians!

In a Viral World, Critical Analysis Is Critical: Lessons Learned at Transmedia Hollywood 4

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.17.2013 | Media
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The petrochemical lobby has the bucks, the high-priced ad agencies, lawyers, and legislators in their pockets. We have the truth and our creativity.

Kyra Sedgwick Leads Global Call to End Plastic Pollution at United Nations

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Kyra Sedgwick, film actress and star of television's popular show The Closer, is using her famed communications skills to educate the public and world leaders about something that really upsets her: single-use plastics.

Plastic And The Great Recycling Swindle

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Disposable plastics are the largest component of ocean pollution. Should we be risking life and limb for single-use bags and plastic bottles that can easily be replaced with sustainable alternatives?