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Many itch remedies contain ammonia, so you could use that. I did see one that combines baking soda and ammonia into a paste. Or you could pee on yourself, I guess.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on What's Your Advice for Plastic-free, Natural, Mosquito Bite Remedy?

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I believe you can buy commercial vitamix with stainless pitchers. I saw them on eBay the other day.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Why I Love My Blender

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After hurricane Sandy, Anheuser-Busch put beer production on hold at one of their plants. They started canning drinking water for residents and relief workers.

http://www.examiner.com/article/anheuser-busch-producing-drinking-water-for-hurricane-sandy-victims

I know cans are not a perfect solution, but it is better than plastic. It begs the question WHY don't companies [generally] sell water in cans?? They sell seltzer, tonic, etc etc, but not plain old water. Hmm, very curious.

ANYWAY, I can't imagine that using canned water would impact plane weight very much. Aluminum cans would be much better in terms of recyclability.

1 year, 7 months ago on Dear Virgin America, I Love You, But Not Your Plastic Bottles

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"What do you think is the best way to get their attention?" I think we need to know what city this is in (I am monkeyjen). Like I said in my earlier post, I think each Starbucks has a different standard based on the community they reside in. Knowing which city or county or whatever would allow us to write to Starbucks about education needed in a specific area. A general comment might be for Barristas-in-training to use durable cups.

2 years, 1 month ago on Starbucks Trash: Behind the Scenes

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@BethTerry Beth, I think the book design is awesome, and incredibly unique. I never saw a modern thing like it. I think most people are used to seeing covers on library books. A big clue will be when EVERY book on the shelf has one. Don't worry :)

2 years, 1 month ago on When a Plastic-Free Book is Covered in Plastic

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@InWomenWeTrust Yeah, like a disclaimer - the author and publisher did not do this - WE DID :)

2 years, 1 month ago on When a Plastic-Free Book is Covered in Plastic

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@The Green Cat I actually think it's perfectly acceptable for them to cover the book, for exactly the reasons that the librarian states. Plastic does have a place in our world and sometimes it is the best solution, though, as we know, it is often not used in this way. Besides, the mylar cover is not a 'single-use' item. That cover may just last the entire life of that book, and prolong the life of the book while it's at it.

2 years, 1 month ago on When a Plastic-Free Book is Covered in Plastic

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I hadn't even thought about the high fructose corn syrup angle - Eco Cat LAdy. Good point.

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Will a NYC Ban on Large Sugary Sodas Decrease Obesity or Increase Plastic Waste?

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It's so bizarre that removing this is such an issue. Don't we have the technology?? :) I propose a big crane lifts it out of the water, puts it on a truck and takes it somewhere where it can be used. Is that possible? Or an some big ship or something.

2 years, 2 months ago on Thoughts About Recycling Styrofoam After Japanese Dock Washes Up On Oregon Coast

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