Posted on January 24, 2017 by Envirothink
Let’s face it. Almost everyone has at least one old cell phone stuck in a drawer or cabinet somewhere just gathering dust. A lot of us have a few of them – think small flip phones and other such analog devices. As of last 2015, there were roughly 426 million idle or inactive mobile devices in the U.S. Only 100 million would be recycled.
We hang onto them for no good reason other than we forget about them. But why not do something constructive and recycle them?
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: cell phone, consumer electronics, ecoATM, Gazelle, International Mobile Phone Recycling Day, landfills, recycle, technology, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 25, 2016 by Envirothink
Consumers should be concerned that the toxic chemical glyphosate, shown here being sprayed on crops, is being found in places we really don’t want it to be
The push to get glyphosate – – a key ingredient in Monsanto’s cash cow RoundUp – banned by the U.S. EPA as a highly toxic pesticide continues. Even more of a concern to consumers is the fact that traces of glyphosate are showing up in a lot of things Americans use every day.
Filed under: Food Safety | Tagged: carcinogen, endocrine disruptors, EPA, German Brewers’ Association, glyphosate, herbicide, Monsanto, Munich Environmental Institute, obesity, pesticide, Roundup, toxic, toxic chemicals, World Health Organization | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 25, 2015 by Envirothink
Most of us know that there are pesticides in our produce. We may not want to think about it, but the face remains that growers, particularly the larger farming concerns, are quite liberally dousing what we eat with toxic chemicals.
Filed under: Food Safety | Tagged: Environmental Working Group, healthier shipping choices, non-profit, pesticides, pesticides in produce, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 6, 2014 by Envirothink
These days, it’s crucial to be an educated consumer. If you’re not, you and your family are inadvertently getting tons of toxic chemicals in your diet.
Filed under: Food Safety | Tagged: eat healthier, farmers market, organic produce, toxic chemicals, USDA Pesticide Data Program | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 2, 2014 by Envirothink
Garden hoses can leach nasty toxic chemicals, photo by Emillian Robert Vicol, flickr
As an avid backyard organic gardener, I always have my eye out for things to help me improve how I garden and how to live a more healthy lifestyle. So when I came across an article about how garden hoses leach toxic chemicals, I was a bit stunned. Though I generally water my garden by hand and/or with drip lines, I do use the hose to water other things around my yard, and to fill my dog’s outside water dish. This article is definitely a wake-up call.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: BPA, chemical-free, drinking water standards, environment, Garden hoses, healthy lifestyle, Jeff Gearhart, lead, organic gardening, phthalate plasticizers, The Ecology Center, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 7, 2014 by Envirothink
Many pet lovers know the annoyance of getting rid of flea infestations. There are a number of natural remedies that can help alleviate this situation.
Flea collars are popular because they take away the worry and hassle of having to deal with the issue. But these handy items contain toxic chemicals that could be putting us and our pets at risk.
Filed under: Health concerns, Pet products | Tagged: cancer, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, flea colars, flea infestations, fleas, Green Paws product guide, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, pesticides, potential health threat, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Envirothink
In case you don’t know about it, today is America Recycles Day. This partnership between Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, it’s a day that serves to remind consumers of the importance of recycling and to raise awareness of the growing myriad of items that can be recycled.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: America Recycles Day, batteries, Brigades, curbside recycling, landfills, plastic, plastic bags, recycled, recycling bins, styrofoam, TerraCycle, Tom Szaky, toxic chemicals, trash | Leave a comment »