Latest Zero-Waste Store Bringing Sustainability to DMV

Latest Zero-Waste Store Bringing Sustainability to DMV

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer The D.C. Metro area is now the latest region to welcome a “zero-waste” store. Mason & Greens in Alexandria, VA sells toiletries, groceries, and more, all without any disposable packaging. Many similar stores have opened up across the country, and are making it easier for more people to reduce […]

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Another Corporate Plastics Initiative? This One’s Actually Different.

Another Corporate Plastics Initiative? This One’s Actually Different.

One of the biggest environmental topics both in our current public dialogue and here at the Sustainable Brands conference from where I’m (Miro) reporting is that of plastic pollution. Already in the past year, several corporate commitments have been made with the stated goal of reducing plastics in the environment but can a multitude of […]

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The Week Ahead: June 3-7

The Week Ahead: June 3-7

Happy Monday, Friends of the Planet!  Summer is now in full swing, and Congress is back in town after a week-long district work period.  Here is what is happening, for your situational awareness. On The Hill:  The House Natural Resources Committee has hearings on National Parks and Public Lands and on Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday.  […]

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Sustainability — Is It Affordable?

Sustainability — Is It Affordable?

Bloomberg News’ Alexis Benveniste took a look at the ever-expanding universe of eco-friendly products — from re-usable metal straws and aluminum water bottles to shoes made entirely from recycled plastic — and found most of them to be too expensive for the average American consumer to afford.

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