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Earth’s New Mass Extinction: The Unnoticed Cost of Increased Consumption


Sixty percent of the world’s species have been lost in less than 50 years, and almost nobody noticed. How could this alarming and cataclysmic destruction of over half of the Earth’s species go almost completely unnoticed? The current news cycle is exhausting.  In November, on the day that the World Wildlife Fund released their bi-annual […]

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How to Avoid Plastic Microbeads: Ban Them!


Ever since I heard about Dr. Sherri Mason’s research on plastic microbeads in the Great Lakes, I’ve become very concerned, some say obsessed, with the issue of microbeads. The fixation began in my own house, where I found toothpastes, facial scrubs, and hand soaps with microbeads. My wife and I threw them all away, and […]

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A Clean Face shouldn’t mean Dirty Water: 10 things you didn’t know about microbeads


1. Microbeads are used in hundreds of personal care products (including toothpaste, shaving cream, shower gel and exfoliating scrubs): Today, a significant number of personal care products such as scrubs and toothpastes are known to contain thousands of minuscule balls of plastic called microbeads. Over the years, microbeads have replaced traditional, biodegradable alternatives such as […]

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A Teachable Moment


For those that tried to email me last week, you probably got my message that I was “out of the country.”  I was actually cruising the Caribbean with my husband and three-year-old daughter, Mikayla.  But before we boarded the cruise we spent a few days on Miami Beach. Ahhh, vacation.  What could be better than […]

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Plastic Soup: A Global Crisis


It takes a lot to shock me, and even more to make me feel so sick that I lose my appetite. Unfortunately, that’s just how I felt on my walk back to Penn Station after a recent presentation in NYC from 5 Gyres Institute, where CCE educated attendees about our BYOB Campaign. I’ve always been an advocate […]

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