The problem with BPA [Video]

Maybe you’ve seen those “BPA-Free” stickers on plastic water bottles before. Having them labeled that way makes it seem like a dangerous chemical, but you can find BPA in all sorts of things: DVDs, shatter-resistant eyeglasses, baby bottles… it’s even in resin that lines some cans of food, and in thermal paper receipts that you get at the store.

Anyway, how bad can BPA actually be?

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Types of Plastics + Meanings [Infographic]

I found this infographic very informative and useful. The aim of this, originally, is to know which plastic is “best for you”. We, at ecogreenlove, think plastic is no good for anybody since is at the moment out of our hands and polluting our bodies and our planet. But, is important to know the different types of plastic and the meaning behind those numbers inside of the “Recycling” symbol to know what and why we should avoid them.

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Truth About Plastic [Infographic]

Did you know EVERY piece of plastic ever made still exists today?!

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Amazon Dash: more Plastic and Consumption

Amazon Dash: does the world really need more little pieces of plastic?
Excerpt from the full original article by Senay Boztas on Guardian Circular Economy

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Reblogged: Six must watch eco-awesome documentaries (on Netflix!)

Great recommendations by Anna from made right (here)! There are a couple we haven’t watched, now it’s the time 🙂

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Houston is getting hotter by the minute with frizzy-is-my-style percent humidity. Most weekend afternoons are just better spent inside. Contrary to many places where summer brings people out of hiding, Texas Summer makes you beg for air conditioning.

What better time to catch up on some well made and important documentaries?

Here’s my ultimate summer watch list to boost your awareness and kick start some eco living habits for fall. (Woop – they’re all on Netflix)

Diet is everything

1. Cowspiracy
This movie finally explained all the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and how devastating meat, especially beef, production is. I’m lucky I have a simple relationship with food and stopped eating beef and most meats cold turkey the same day I saw it. From what I’ve heard, it has had the same effect on many people.

2. Forks over Knives*
And here came the health side of a

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Consumer Items Being Banned to Save the Planet [Infographic]

Modern life can be chaotic, so it’s no wonder that science and commerce have teamed up to provide us with no-fuss products to help the day pass smoothly. Unfortunately, the environmental toll of some of these innovations can be enormous. It’s no wonder that eco-conscious governments and municipalities are using legislation to temper the damage we’re inflicting on our planet.

In Europe, banned items range from the mundane to the ridiculous: guidelines set by the EU have made high-powered (and underperforming) vacuum cleaners a thing of the past, while the French have outlawed the farming of domestic frog legs. Bangladesh was the first nation to ban plastic shopping bags, way back in 2002.

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How Ocean Pollution affects humans [Infographic]

POLLUTION HAS PUT OUR OCEANS AT THE BRINK OF DISASTER
Every year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior?

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