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Plastic Ocean Debris Becomes Adidas Shoes

To raise awareness about ocean pollution, Adidas has designed a pair of sneakers made from recycled plastic ocean waste.

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Get the Whole Family Composting

Online resources that make composting fun for the entire family.

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Recycling Plastic Into Polyester

Learn about the complex process of converting used plastic bottles into useful polyester for the clothing industry

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The 2015 Ocean Trash Index

The Ocean Conservancy provides a sobering snapshot of what's trashing our oceans.

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Local Plastic Bag Ban Ordinances

Find out which California cities and counties have (or are in the process of) adopting plastic bag ban ordinances. 

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Take The Kitchen Compost Challenge

By pledging to participate in kitchen organic waste composting, you’ll help Marin reach its Zero Waste goals.

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Backyard Composting Classes for Marin Residents

Get started with home composting classes for beginners on May 2, May 30 and June 20 in Novato.

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Study Finds Rising Levels of Plastics in Oceans

Right now our oceans contain the equivalent of five plastic grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world.

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Trade in Your Old Cell Phone or Electronic Device

Verizon program offers a convenient reuse/recycle option for your old electronic devices.

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California's plastic-bag ban put on hold by ballot referendum

First-in-the-nation legislation suffers set back. What you can do to help.

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