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Join us for Plastic Free July!

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We're participating in Plastic Free July again this year. Are you?
Download the Action Picker and choose your challenges for the month. Make sure you also follow us @apublicshop on Instagram and Facebook for 31 days of Plastic-Free Deals!
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Nut Milk How-To + Alternative Bag Uses

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Cheesecloth has its uses but a quality organic cotton nut milk bag is what you need in your essentials toolkit. Our nut milk bag is washable and reusable and isn't just for nut milk.
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Our Favorite Ice Pop Recipes

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Grab a set of ice pop molds and try these yummy recipes out. We're compiling a list of our favorite recipes, including a must-try classic sangria 'poptail' here! Looking to create your own recipe? We have a how-to you can follow.

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Refill Vending Machines, Recyclable Paper Lunch Bags

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This Wednesday's Watch List includes a refill vending system from Chile and a major brand launches recyclable paper lunch bags.
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Refillable Deodorant, a Textile Recovery Program, and Paper Bottles Trial Launch.

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Dove launches a refillable deodorant. Gabriola Island wants to launch a textile recovery program. Coca-Cola Company launches first paper bottle in Hungary.
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Halloween Hangover (The Candy Kind)

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Are you prepared for the inevitable Halloween hangover (the candy kind)? We have a few ideas for reducing waste as you sort through all that loot with the kids tonight.

  • Cash For Candy
  • Candy Pick-up
  • Wrapper Recycling
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The Issue with Tissue

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What’s your toilet paper situation? Tree-free, bamboo, recycled, paper-free, virgin-pulp?

Toilet Paper Scorecard

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Shout-outs, Mentions and Features

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Public Goods and Services Featured in Bon Appetit Magazine, The Seattle Times, and Seattle Magazine
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What's Behind That Label?

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With over 450 eco-labels (or seals) out there, some aren’t regulated as much as they should be or fall short of their expectations. Using one-three directories, all available to the public, can give you some great information to understand what's behind that label. 

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Get to Know Your Plastic Resin Number

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It's important to understand how to responsibly recycle plastics in your home as you embark on making the swap to sustainable alternatives. We have summarized the most common numbers displayed on products, and if they can be recycled or reused, what to watch out for with bio-based plastics on the rise and certification logos you want to see on any packaging in the event you do need to purchase a packaged product. 
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Join Hawaii in Saving Coral Reefs

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Hawaii just banned 70% of common sunscreens that contain oxybenzone (the most common compound found in some 3,500 sunscreens worldwide) and octinoxate (which is even more toxic than oxybenzone but usually found in lower concentrations). Why?

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