How do we deal with single use plastics?

We see them every day. Single-use plastics (forks, bags, cups, etc.) are the bane of the modern era. For something that is used for approximately 5 minutes, we have to drill for oil, ship it thousands of miles, process it into a product that will never biodegrade, ship it to an end user, and then somehow dispose of it. Insane? You bet. And it’s time we changed the existing paradigm.

We’ve got a great event for you next week. It’s a webinar on win-win plastic bag reduction strategies for business and community. We’ve got a talented panel, and we’re bristling with optimism, because one state in the U.S. just passed the first statewide plastic bag ban. Momentum, it appears, is on our side. Come find out good strategies to use in your area, and join the conversation to ask our panel questions about how to reduce plastic bag usage in your area.

What: Win-win plastic bag reduction strategies webinar for businesses and communities

When: Wednesday June 6th, 6 PM EST, 3 PM PST  (mark your calendars…we haven’t set up an RSVP reminder system yet!)

Who: Jennifer Chirico of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, Suzette Bergeron of Bulletin Bag, Priti Ambani of and GreenDen Consultancy, and yours truly as moderator.

Audio: Conference call: 305-848-8888, then press 1, then enter our conference code: 6502510332.

Visual: We’ll have slides posted that you can follow, here on this webpage:  Until then, please take our 1-2 minute survey on the same page. We’ll be presenting results during the webinar.

Written by Scott Cooney

Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride.


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