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Why we should use reusable bags

Lately, I have been hearing about people questioning whether reusable bags are really better than single use plastic bags for the environment. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to present some facts about the issue.

When you look …

No more plastic bags for yard waste in Fairfax County!

On Tuesday, February 24th the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an amendment to the county’s solid waste management ordinance that would prohibit the use of plastic bags for yard waste.  A wonderful step in the right …

ACTION ALERT: Tell your delegate to support the Styrofoam ban bill

The 30-day 2021 General Assembly session starts today, January 13. And with only two weeks to hear bills in committee and on the floor before crossover, the House is starting hot.

We expect House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee …

What We’re Working on in 2021

Haven’t made it to a general meeting in a while? Wondering what we’ve been working on and how you can help? Here is what you’ve missed.

Green New Deal Virginia

Jolene Mafnas of Food & Water Watch Virginia joined our …

Plastic Free at the Grocery Store: 2020 Update

In 2018, 350 Fairfax member and Mothers Out Front Fairfax County co-leader Bobby Monacella wrote a thoughtful and detailed overview of how to avoid plastic waste when grocery shopping. Of course, for many of us, grocery shopping is a whole

Plastic Free Holidays: 2020 Update

Last year I wrote a Plastic Free post about reducing waste during the holiday season. Even though we’re all likely downsizing our holiday celebrations this year, most of these tips remain relevant in Covid times. And some of them are

Post-Pandemic Plastic Free Partying

By Loretta Rowe, UUCF Climate Action Group

Every week of the Plastic Free Challenge, we like to highlight additional voices in the Plastic Free and Zero Waste movements. Today we hear from Loretta Rowe of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of …

Students for Reusable Takeout Containers

By Krithika Layagala

Every week of the Plastic Free Challenge, we like to highlight additional voices in the Plastic Free and Zero Waste movements. Today we hear from Krithika Layagala, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and

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