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  • To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place

    To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place
    Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic awareness about keeping our beaches clean and healthy. But they cannot stem the tide of plastic pollution. To do that, we need to address the problem at its source. Such action will also be a major step toward lowering the high costs to California cities and taxpayers of dealing with this waste.
  • Beauty products made with natural ingredients

    Beauty products made with natural ingredients
    It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...

    Construction spending and manufacturing growing -- slightly

    Commerce Department and Institute for Supply Management numbers show that construction spending and manufacturing are up.

    L.A. adds milk, juice, soup cartons to curbside recycling program

    Los Angeles is expanding its efforts to be the recycling-est city in the country. Starting Tuesday, residents can throw milk, juice, soup and wine cartons into their blue bins. The inclusion of cartons in L.A.'s curbside recycling program could divert...

    Biodegradable plastics: Plant symbol chosen as icon

    The bioplastics industry may have a new symbol to slap on its products and packaging – an abstract plant to denote plastics made without petroleum. More than 1,500 designers submitted entries into a contest seeking an icon to represent plastics...