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Ban the Bag

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Happy Earth Day! No better time to voice your support for banning plastic bags in California.

California, stand up! The first organized attempt at a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags may have faltered, but the fight rages on. Emboldened by several successful local actions boycotting wasteful plastic shopping bags, Californians are urging Governor Jerry Brown to make a move.  Plastic pollution harms wildlife, threatens public health, and hinders the economy. It's......read more

The Circular Economy

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Can a closed-loop economy eliminate waste and save resources? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation thinks so, and it has a new animation to show how

You may or may not remember Ellen MacArthur as the solo yachtswoman who in 2005 broke the world speed record for circumnavigation of the globe. Today, she stays busy as the figurehead behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an independent UK-based charity promoting the vision of a "circular economy." Don't know what that is? Don't worry, neither did we until we watched this fun, well-made......read more

Meet the 23-Year Old Who Has Produced No Waste For the Last Two Years

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Collectively sits down with Lauren Singer to discuss her waste-free lifestyle

Lauren Singer, a 23-year-old living in New York City, has produced no trash for the last two years. And by no, we mean none, zilch, zero. What sounds practically impossible is in fact totally doable, and as Lauren explains, the benefits go well beyond helping the environment. The transition to a waste-free lifestyle means she eats better, has more money, and is a happier person for......read more

Waste Land Trailer

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A prize-winning documentary about beauty, redemption, and garbage

Outside of Rio de Janeiro lies Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where 3,000 "catadores" make their living foraging for recyclables among the garbage. In Waste Land, a documentary that opens in U.S. theaters this week, director Lucy Walker chronicles a project by Brazil-born, Broooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, who returned to his homeland to create portraits of the catadores made from......read more

Light

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An artistic depiction of energy waste

"Light" is a beautifully realized from short film from David Parker that comments on our pervasive tendency to waste energy resources. In the video, animated light pours from signs and street lamps, offering a poetic metaphor on the way we squander energy without much thought. Shot over a couple nights in Los Angeles, Parker trained his camera on the city’s vacant......read more

Rhian Sheehan "Standing in Silence Pt 3"

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A beautiful, haunting journey from eco-topia to post-industrial wasteland.

Kiwi electronic composer Rhian Sheehan creates evocative soundscapes featuring ambient melodies and pieces of environmental field recordings collected on his travels. As a musician that works primarily in film and television, Sheehan's work has a decidedly cinematic feel. Take, for example, "Standing in Silence - Part 3 (Niva's Tune)," from his 2009 recording Standing in......read more

500 Million Elephants

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Waste and the environment - the clock is ticking.

Every year, the world produces 4 billion tons of waste, or the equivalent weight of over 500 million elephants. Short video by David Betteridge uses a time metaphor to help you better understand the facts....read more

Space Chimp

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In new WWF spot, a space-traveling chimp returns to an earth laid to waste.

In this vid created by ad agency Leo Burnett for the World Wildlife Fund, an astro-chimp returns to his home planet after 65 years in space, only to discover a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Seemingly inspired by Planet of the Apes, the video is soundtracked by Aussie singer-songwriter Ben Lee. For more, check out the behind-the-scenes vid here. ...read more

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