Monthly Archives: December 2017

Cheat Sheet, “Toxic! Your Favorite Kitchen Products Could Kill You”

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Cook, slice, meal prep, sanitize — all of these tasks are performed in the kitchen. Unfortunately, these are all tasks that could potentially harm you and your family with diseases like cancer, bacterial infections, and more. Before you panic and throw away all of the kitchen products you own, read on to see which ones could be harmful to you and what to look for when buying new ones.

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The Sun Chronicle, “Take Five: Real versus artificial Christmas trees”

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There are two distinct camps when it comes to Christmas trees. And no, I’m not talking about rainbow-colored lights versus white lights.

There are those that prefer the natural pine scent and elegant beauty of a freshly-cut live tree and those that opt for the convenience, cost-effectiveness and ease of the artificial tree. Today, we let each side make its case and look at five factors in determining which better suits your taste.

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Green Biz, “Why consumer electronics giants are flunking toxic phaseouts”

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Ten years ago, some of the biggest names in the consumer electronics industry — Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Samsung, Apple and others — made ambitious public pledges to phase out the worst hazardous substances from all products. With the exception of Apple, the latest Greenpeace “Guide to Greener Electronics” reveals that most of these companies largely have failed to live up to those pledges.

As a former project leader for the Greenpeace campaign to create solutions to the electronic waste crisis, I have some thoughts on what I believe can be learned from these long-term trends in the electronics sector and the implications both for companies making new sustainability commitments and those striving to ensure their commitments match the scale of the challenges ahead.

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