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reduction of a particular resource or waste material to improve sustainability.

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Are any large restaurant chains pursuing better alternatives to recyclable packaging?

Yesterday Kraft Foods announced that by 2025 all of its packaging will be recyclable. (Note that while they include "reusable" and "compostable" in the announcement, they talk almost exclusively about ...
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Does the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle rule always apply?

Does the triple-R rule (or its extended version like Reduce-Reuse-Repair-Recycle) apply to everything, in that order, as the most sustainable process? Just wondering if you could think of any ...
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Is there a method for psychologically-sustainable minimalism?

Minimalism (aka Simple Living) is a great way to live an ecologically-sustainable life, but is there a way to make it sustainable from a pysochological standpoint as well? That is, how does one ...
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Can real straw be used as a natural drinking straw?

I'm wondering if grass (or something else) straw was ever used for making drinking straws before plastic ones were made. My daughter loves having a straw in her drink but it irks me to have to throw ...