11 Jul '11, 5pm

Here’s how to go plastic-free & still clean up after your dog (via @grist)

Here’s how to go plastic-free & still clean up after your dog (via @grist)

This is Mike's fourth entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this series. I mentioned my dog, Hank, when I wrote about my epic two-hour trip to the grocery store . Anyone who has a dog probably read that and knew right away about a major source of plastic waste in my life -- poo bags. Hank loves the planet, too. Photo: Mike SanClements I did a quick Google search and found that there are about 77 million pet dogs in the United States. So, let's see ... 77 million times two or three poops a day ... well, you can just imagine the staggering number of plastic bags that wind up in our landfills due to pet waste. This is a time when paper bags can't come to the rescue. Realistically, I think picking up dog poo with paper bags would just be too gross. But that doesn't mean we have to use nonbiodegradable materials which will hang around fore...

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Plastic purge: The great plasticky outdoors #ecodare

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grist.org 14 Jul '11, 4pm

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Plastic purge: Homemade tortillas and hummus: via @grist

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grist.org 08 Jul '11, 6pm

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Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle: via @grist

Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle: via @grist

grist.org 06 Jul '11, 11pm

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The plastic purge is over, and here's what our daring reader learned: Avoiding plastic makes you lose weight

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grist.org 18 Jul '11, 11pm

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treehugger.com 10 Jul '11, 7pm

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grist.org 05 Jul '11, 8pm

Mike SanClements This is Mike's first entry in a series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this seri...

Our fearless leader, @cgiller, was dared to carry all his trash for a week -- now it's really starting to stink: #ecodare

Our fearless leader, @cgiller, was dared to car...

grist.org 16 Jul '11, 2pm

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Cali Supreme Court said Manhattan Beach can ban plastic bags today! An updated list of plastic bag bans in LA cities:

Cali Supreme Court said Manhattan Beach can ban...

greenlagirl.com 14 Jul '11, 8pm

Manhattan Beach voted on July 1, 2008 to ban both plastic and bioplastic bags , effective within 6 months for large stores...

Death by #Plastic #PlasticPollution #ZeroWaste

Death by #Plastic #PlasticPollution #ZeroWaste

channelnewsasia.com 11 Jul '11, 6am

PARIS: Millions of tonnes of plastic debris dumped each year in the world's oceans could pose a lethal threat to whales, a...

We're still laughing at the bike commuting stories submitted by our Facebook fans. Read some of the best and worst:

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grist.org 12 Jul '11, 8pm

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grist.org 14 Jul '11, 3pm

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Starting today, we're daring you to make a change. Follow a few brave souls who’ve accepted the challenge: #ecodare

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grist.org 05 Jul '11, 10pm

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earth911.com 21 Jul '11, 12pm

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