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  • Samantha D. 2 years ago
    Why is this site offering points for magazine subscriptions? Magazine are mores waste...
    • BenD@Recyclebank 2 years ago

      Good question, Samantha. On this site we advocate being responsible when it comes to materials use and disposal. Unfortunately, almost all things take resources and create some amount of waste. Magazines are often produced with pulp from renewable tree farms, and can be easily recycled. So if disposed of properly, magazines can be a relatively low-impact product.

    • Seana S. 2 years ago
      I've suggested several ways several times for the rewards to be more environmentally friendly. Work with a national thrift store chain (Salvation Army for example) or used book store to provide gift certificates. Offer coupons for things like garden seeds and canning supplies. The only thing I've found worthwhile to redeem for are the magazines because I pass them on when I'm done and once in a great while find some useful information in them but I'd much rather prefer things that would be more useful.
  • Jean B. 2 years ago
    Beaufort County in South Carolina has banned plastic bags and straws. The adjacent county has not.
  • Carolann Z. 2 years ago
    Florida is about to ban plastic bags & has already done so with straws. Great 4 a torest state.
  • NAncy Lee B. 2 years ago
    I was pleased today when I went to the Entenmann's outlet in Astoria , Queens, NY and found out they are no longer providing plastic bags. Reminders are posted in the windows for customers.
  • Jeff W. 2 years ago
    For those who missed the epic conservation preservation news out of California at the end of 2017, a $165 million gift to the Nature Conservancy:

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/santa-barbara-california-nature-conservancy-dangermond-donation-cojo-jalama-bixby-ranch-spd/

    And, California led as the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags in 2016:

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-plastic-bag-ban-anniversary-20171118-story.html
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