Consumption

CREDIT CARDS:

Credit cards are generally owned by huge mega-banks, so using them supports the ‘too big to fail’ banks that support fossil fuel extraction.

It is worthwhile trying to “Take Charge of Your Credit Card” a campaign of Green America. Learn more.

REVISE YOUR BUYING HABITS

Jackson County Re-Directory (Recycle-Reuse-Repair-Rent)

THE PLASTICS ISSUE

The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the US to get serious about recycling at home (The Conversation, August 17, 2018 )

Lend Me A Plate – A volunteer project by SOMRA (Southern Oregon Master Recyclers in Action) Lend Me A Plate (LMAP) provides an alternative to the use of paper, plastic, and styrofoam products at events such as weddings, reunions, meetings, parties, or memorials, whether in a public or private setting. LMAP’s service is free of charge to Ashland and Talent residents.

Lending a plate to help save the planet by John Darling (Ashland Daily Tidings, 2 Sept 2018)

Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem by Aisling Irwin (New Scientist, 16 May 2018)

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles (The Guardian, 16 April 2018)

A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate) by Shosuke Yoshida et al. (Science, 11 Mar 2016)

7 Ways to Launch Your Own Anti-Plastics Movement by Bibi Farber (EcoWatch, 25 Dec 2017)