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Understanding Microplastics

When plastic enters our world, it never really goes away. From the day it is manufactured, plastic crosses into a never-ending cycle, continuously re-entering our lives. Plastic slowly breaks down over time into increasingly tinier pieces called microplastics, no larger than a grain of rice (less than 5mm). They never truly go away. These plastic pieces can be found in many aspects of our lives, and are so prevalent that they are hard to avoid. 

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Stop the rain!

We just shared with you an article about how microplastics have been found to be falling with the rain in some areas. And it’s ok if it scares you, it scares us too–we’re all in this together.

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Can “just one” equal 7 billion?

We know numbers can be boring, but in the case of plastic, they can be staggering! Poly, our plastic friend, tried his best to help you conceptualize what the effect of “just one” can be.

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The plastic bas is already in the fish

Plastic bags can be harmful to our wildlife in multiple ways. The two biggest are becoming entangled in the plastic or mistaking the bags for food. You may ask why those silly animals are eating plastic.

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Zippers are Always Better Than Ties!

Have you guessed what the third most popular use for plastic grocery bags is?

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Pick Up Waste While Eliminating Waste

The number two way that our members reuse plastic grocery bags – free poop scoop!

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4 Ways to Use Non-Plastic Can Liners!

We asked, and guess what…we all had the same answers! 

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VPPSA – James City County – Poquoson – Williamsburg – York County, VA Recyclables

Think you know what can be recycled in your city? Take a look at this to find out!

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Become an expert on the single stream recycling process in 3 minutes!

Become an expert on the single stream recycling process in 3 minutes!

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Metal hangers; wire they so bad?

Metal hangers; wire they so bad?

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