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Plastic Microbeads Banned: 9 states+4 multinationals

photo courtesy of 5gyres
photo courtesy of 5gyres

Public pressure can make a difference.  California is the latest state to ban plastic microbeads, and its law is probably the nation’s toughest. Environmentalists hope the legislation will become the model for a future U.S. statute. But even before California’s action, eight other states had adopted microbead bans that will take effect before California’s law. Additionally four multinational corporations, because of consumer duress, had committed to phasing out microbeads even sooner. Continue reading Plastic Microbeads Banned: 9 states+4 multinationals

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California water savings beat 25% mandate

Xeriscape - photo courtesy of OutdoorCraftsmen.com
Xeriscape – photo courtesy of OutdoorCraftsmen.com

Despite being the hottest June on record, California cities and towns used 27.3% less water during June 2015 than they did during the same month in California’s regulatory baseline year of 2013. Under California’s emergency water conservation regulation, state municipal areas must reduce water use by at least 25% from 2013 levels. Continue reading California water savings beat 25% mandate

100% Renewable Power – Apple vs Microsoft

renewableThe first round of American Business Act on Climate Pledges were announced on July 27,  and high tech’s actions are significant. Highlights from the announcement show that Apple, Microsoft, and Google, as well as other large U.S. businesses, are already taking significant steps toward healing the environment, and commit to doing more. Continue reading 100% Renewable Power – Apple vs Microsoft