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Transforming Billboards to Boardbags

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure. What happens to billboards at the end of their advertising lives? One company in Los Angeles makes eco-friendly bags from billboards. Alec and Aric Avedissian, co-founders of Rareform, saw the need to recycle the vinyl from billboards into something more useful. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes…

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Waste Not, Want Not

More from Vanessa Ratjen and her Awesome-istic interviews. Today, we bring you Anna M, a woman who refuses to take waste for an answer.Anna MBy Vanessa Ratjen Anna says she’s received more than half a million cigarette butts in the mail this year. Gross? Maybe a little. But that’s a couple hundred kilos diverted from landfills, and it’s…

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How To Make Recycling Sexy

How To Make Recycling Sexy

It’s Sexy to Consume Less By Jeff McElroy If you don’t know about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, well, you should. It’s a floating continent of plastic waste rotating in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (NPSG), larger than the United States in area. How do we get the average Joe concerned about this floating dump?…

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Styrofoam, Surfboards and You

Styrofoam, Surfboards and You

Styrofoam, Surfboards and You By Natalie Jacobs Polystyrene, more commonly known as styrofoam, is probably the world’s most hated plastic. It’s bulky, it flakes off everywhere, it’s terribly bad for you if heated or used to carry hot liquids, and it’s really hard to recycle. But notice that I didn’t say impossible to recycle. Given…

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#Local_Legendz Evan Marks

#Local_Legendz Evan Marks

Evan Marks is the founder and executive director of The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, a non-profit organization devoted to educate the community on permaculture as well as other environmental solutions. Submitted by Zach Chacon Who are your #Local_Legendz? Introduce us to him or her and you could win an endlessly useful Leatherman tool. Check out…

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