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Walking On Recycled Glass

by Dawn Quirk

Erosion is a constant issue for many Floridian beaches. In the past, this issue was solved by dredging sand from the ocean floor and piped to shore to replenish the beaches. However, this proved to be very costly (approaching $50 million) mainly because of stricter reef protection laws.

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Ecological Rucksack

by Dawn Quirk
This invisible trail of resource consumption and waste is sometimes called the “ECOLOGICAL RUCKSACK.” The rucksack in the cartoon below contains all the mining waste and toxic waste created in making a small wedding band. Thanks to Seppo Leinonen for creating this great cartoon!

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Harry Potter Cares…

by Dawn Quirk
…About the Environment!
“On March 20, 2007, Scholastic Inc. announced that all 12 million copies of the U.S. edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be printed on paper that contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste (pcw) fiber. 65% of the 16,700 tons of paper used more »

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