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This Is How Many Plastic Bottles New Yorkers Discard In One Hour

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts

In the United States alone, consumers toss away more than 60 million plastic bottles each day. It's a staggering statistic, one that caught the attent...

Labyrinth Of Plastic Waste Shows Just How Serious Our Consumption Problem Is

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

It's often difficult to visualize how our daily consumption habits play out on a grander scale, how every water bottle we discard contributes to a gro...

This Earth Day, Quit Plastic

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Mike Del Ponte

Did you know that the average person in he U.S. spends $242 a year on plastic water bottles? Or that two-thirds of these water bottles end up in landfills or in the ocean? Our addiction to plastic water bottles is on the rise and the impact on the environment and our wallets is shocking.

Tax a Cola, Improve Life for San Francisco's Children

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Food
Jeff Ritterman, MD

In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.

Tax a Cola, Save the Planet

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.

It's A Little Hard To Write A Song About Plastic

Jackson Browne | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Jackson Browne

The problem is not the things we like, it's the way we do business. It's the way huge corporations handle distributing goods, maximizing profits. We absolutely have the power to turn this around, to whatever extent that we really want to turn it around.

9 Eco-Friendly Travel Products To Pack For A Green Vacation

Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

Traveling can lend itself to eco-unfriendly behavior. But there are many ways you can minimize your carbon footprint while traveling, and the first is...

You Won't Believe What These Are Made Of!

designboom | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
designboom

'PET Bottle Purses' by Zitta Schnitt Conceived by Vienna-based designer Zitta Schnitt, the 'PET Bottle Purse' consists of two pieces of PET bottles ...

Big Wins at Rio+20's: A Platform, Partnerships and Business Opportunities to Stop Plastic Pollution

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

What do mushrooms, tires and soda bottles have in common? They are all being used, recycled or even upcycled through innovative programs that prevent waste from entering the environment.

The Water Bottle That Syncs With Your iPhone

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

Americans buy nearly a billion bottles per week, according to some estimates. From the 51 billion total purchased per year, less than a quarter are re...

Green Team Cuts Down On Water Waste

Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

Day 7: Earth Week Challenge -- Waste Less Water From April 16-22, HuffPost Green has invited you to take on one simple endeavor per day to reduce y...

Grand Canyon Banning Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Disposable plastic water bottles soon won't be sold at the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service announced Mon...

Finding Fortune in Plastic

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Rahilla Zafar

Unlike air pollution which we can see and smell, most think plastic is harmless, or merely an aesthetic eyesore when seen on the ground or in the water, Woodring says, and is perceived of as less of a planetary problem by the public.

Join the Resistance: The Power of No

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Self-examination can be challenging and scary. But the rewards to true awareness of our own excesses can be the path to a much better life.

Avoiding Bottled Water Even While Abroad

Pam Grout | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Here's a raised glass of water to SteriPEN and the amazing technology that keeps travelers safe no matter where they are.

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

It's Beach Season: Meet the Giant Plastic Bottle Garbage Jellyfish

Diane Dulken | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

Walking into a neighborhood grocery store, I saw a sculpture of heartbreaking beauty: a giant jellyfish made of plastic bottle tentacles and a body of jumbled plastic bags and debris.

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Hydros Bottle Is Gift Of 2010

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Hydros is more than a company -- it is an investor in solving the global water crisis. We should all take the extra step and buy bottles that provide an extra layer of safety and health.

Youth Movement to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Great Disposable Plastic Spill

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The old 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle don't begin to deal with the problem of synthetic pollution made from petrochemicals that has steadily increased since its introduction in the late 1950's.

Love Match: NRDC and a Greener US Open

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The US Tennis Association is greening their operations because it's smart and responsible business -- but also because they want to show their fans that it can be done on any scale.

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Ten Anti-Plastic Heroes

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

For Earth Week, I'm profiling anti-plastic heroes who are artists, activists, politicians and even corporations who are offering inspiring ways to cut plastic consumption.

Putting the "I" in the Environment After the Gulf Spill

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sirota

Those photographs of sludge-soaked pelicans are painful to behold. It's those hollow pupils peeking out of the brown death. They are an avian version of the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg that Fitzgerald once wrote about -- and they implicate us all.