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  • A Wasteful Inception: Disposable Products in America

    When we nostalgically think back to the late 1940s and 1950s, we might envision a world castunder a black and white hue reminiscent of early television. Leave it to Beaver-style families sataround the kitchen table at breakfast and happily greeted the milkman as he dropped off freshmilk in exchange for the empty, glass bottles from …

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  • Home Composting by Elisa Lewis

    One of my favorite actions that my family does to be environmentally friendly is home composting. Seeing how much food waste was going into the trash just to sit for years in a landfill was painful. I know that food does not break down there and when samples are taken from landfills they can find …

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  • The Hampton Road’s first Zero Waste + Refill Shop

    Less Than is excited to announce the opening of our new brick and mortar shop located in the Ghent community of Norfolk! Despite some setbacks and surprises due to COVID-19, we are proud to have hosted a soft-launch this past month.  Owner Chris Simmonds knows that being resourceful and sustainable go hand-in-hand. Some of his …

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  • The Quarantine Experiment: How the Earth is Healing in Our Absence

    COVID-19 has spread across the globe and upended cultures, economies,and the rhythm of daily life in a heartbeat. Since the beginning of this year, socialstructures have collapsed, hospitals have been inundated, and governing bodieseverywhere have taken swift and decisive action to mitigate the growing health crisis.  While people have endured economic hardship, illness, and loss, …

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  • Our Shared Challenge: Successful Recycling

    Recycling is probably the most talked about aspect of the reduce, reuse, and recycle mantra but many experts feel that it should be our last option when it comes to protecting our earth’s resources. In fact, “reduce, reuse, and recycle” is a hierarchy that calls on each of us to reduce what we purchase first, …

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  • Simple Swaps for an Eco-friendly Home

    April brought this decade’s first full month of spring and the 50th anniversary of Earth week. It is also a period in which many of us are thinking about what we want our lives to look like on the other side of this quarantine.  The alignment of these unique moments is the perfect time to …

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  • Recycling: Past and Present

    In the 1980s, a rising tide of consumer concern grew over the environmental impact of using and disposing of large amounts of plastic. The versatile material was becoming a target as landfills grew and the possibility of bans entered the conversation. Throughout the decade and beyond, the plastic industry spent millions of dollars in an …

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