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We believe in the power of 1Thing.

Our company’s 1Thing Sustainability Initiative promotes positive environmental practices and living. We know that if everyone did just 1Thing to improve the environment every day, our world would be a better place to live in for generations to come.

Pumpkin

1Thing HALLOWEEN WITH A TWIST

By: Maya Perry October is famous for the Halloween holiday and 1thing is here to give you Eco-friendly Halloween decoration ideas reusing household items from around your house. Here is a list of decorations that can help turn your Halloween into a success. Turn your trash into treasure by using...
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Health Day

1Thing Supports “WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY”

By: Maya Perry September 26th is recognized as World Environmental Health Day. According to the International Federation of Environmental Health theme for 2018 is “‘Global Food Safety and Sustainability’ aims to support the provision of more safe food, to make use of precious water and nutrient...
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Lunch Box

How to pack a waste-free lunch

By Laine Roberts, Recycling Education Specialist, City of Greensboro Whether you’re a grab-and-goer, brown-bagger, or a meal-prepper, you can decrease lunch waste with the following tips. Use a reusable lunch box. It doesn't have to be fancy, a reusable or insulated reusable grocery bag works just...
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Paper

Pondering on Paper

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro Ever Wonder is this paper supposed to be recycled? Read more to find out about frequently asked questions about mail, boxes, books, and shredded paper. 1. Do I need to remove the plastic windows on envelopes? What about the plastic...
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Plastic debris

The Ocean Cleanup Kicks off September 8th

The Ocean Cleanup is set to launch on Saturday, September 8th The launch will take place from their assembly yard in Alameda, through the San Francisco Bay, toward the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Livestream will be available starting at noon PDT/ 3pm EDT/ 9pm CEST Click here! The Quickie...
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Coffee grounds

Coffee Ground Conundrum

By Stephanie Nickell Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 and older said they had a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018. That’s the highest levels seen since 2012, according to a survey conducted by the National Coffee Association. In 2016, PlanetArk reported 3,000 tons of waste coffee grounds...
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Plastic bags

Plastic bag bans around the world

By Stephanie Nickell Shoppers collectively use around 500 billion single-use plastic bags every year. That’s 150 bags per person, per year, for every single person on Earth — or enough to circle the globe 4,200 times. In the U.S., only 2 states (CA and HI) have banned plastic bags on a statewide...
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Foam peanuts

Facts on Foam: Plastic #6 Polystyrene

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro What is it? Polystyrene, or Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic made from styrene monomers. It has excellent insulation properties, is light-weight, and 95% air. Styrofoam is commonly used in product packaging and the food industry...
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Plastic bottles

This Plastic Whale is Making a Big Statement

By Heather Rivera This almost 40 foot work of art in Belgium is cool-looking and scary at the same time. It's making a big statement regarding plastic pollution that has invaded our oceans / waterways! There are whales and other water life coming up on shores filled with plastic and trash. Plastic...
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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly Conservation

By Stephanie Nickell The monarch butterfly population is dwindling due to a decline in milkweed. Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed, and caterpillars only eat milkweed. Since 1990, monarch populations have crashed, with nearly 1 billion of the butterflies dying. The decline isn't...
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