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Three Things You Can Do Online to Save Paper

Posted On October 26, 2012 by

What if everyone reduced their mail just a little? Credit: Ed Siasoco’s flickr stream.

Paper has been integral to human culture since its invention. But today, with convenient and eco-friendly digital options, we shouldn’t take it for granted.

Reducing paper use is good for the environment, including our ocean. Using less paper

It’s daunting to stop and notice just how much trash we each generate every day—but heartening when you can make a few simply changes in how you do things and instantly see results. Take your mailbox, for instance. Continue reading »


How do you live trash-free?

Posted On June 27, 2012 by

Scharmel from Little Rock submitted this photo of her dog, Pablo Picasso, snooping around in her reusable bag. Show us how you live trash-free at oceanconservancy.org/photocontest.

Earlier this month, Ocean Conservancy launched the Trash-Free Challenge to start a movement to reduce the trash we all create. We set out with a simple goal: If we could get 10,000 people to go trash-free for one month, we could stop over a million pounds of trash before it had a chance to reach our ocean. As we wrap up our challenge, here are some things participants have been doing to reduce their trash output. Thanks to everyone who has shared their tips with us!

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