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What Kind of Plastic are Drinking Straws Made From

What Kind of Plastic are Drinking Straws Made From? (PLUS 6 Non-plastic Alternatives)

Looking at the plastic that comes into contact with our food, we realized we’re surrounded by plastic drinking straws too. So what are they made from?

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Abeego Beeswax Wraps Make Plastic-free Food Storage Totally Possible

What ARE these beeswax wraps anyway? And WHY would you need them?? To keep food alive, of course! Abeego is the company behind these extraordinary wraps that are made of hemp and organic cotton fabric infused with a biodegradable blend of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. The wraps are meant to replace plastic wrap […]

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Say No to Toxic PVC School Supplies with CHEJ’s Back to School Guide

Awareness of BPA in plastics is becoming more common, but did you know that children’s lunch boxes, binders, backpacks and nap mats can contain chemicals linked to learning disabilities, ADHD, obesity, and asthma?  A new 2011 study found PVC is one of the most widely used hazardous plastics in the world because it’s made with […]

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Top 5 Reasons Your School Should Go PVC-Free

Did you watch CNN’s “Toxic America” a little while ago?  If so, you got an unsettling look at the world of PVC manufacturing and its effects on the surrounding neighborhoods.  It was exciting to see the underbelly of PVC production exposed to the general public after years of searching for safer alternatives. For many of […]

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