Here are some news briefs:
- My friend Carolyn's go-to source for where to recycle everything is Earth911.com. From what I've seen it's really comprehensive, so it would be a good bookmark to add to your list of resources.
- Pepsi Co. has introduced a plastic bottle made entirely from plants. Read all about it here.
- In January, Kauai and Maui counties instituted plastic bag bans on the islands. My dad, who lives on Kauai, says plastic shopping bags are a hot commodity now. Read stories here, here and here. And hey, at one store you get free nuts for bringing in your reusable bags!
"Today was my last stamp so I get my free nuts next time," said Frankie Quinabo, a shopper who enthusiastically supports a plastic bag ban. "It's an incentive. I went back out to the car to get the bag just because I knew it was my last stamp today."
- As of three weeks ago, ARC will no longer send out their blue trucks to pick up donations of clothing and household goods at your house. It was a move to cut costs. Continue to support these reuse centers by bringing your donations to their drop-off centers in Richfield, New Hope, Brooklyn Center and St. Paul.