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one gallon plastic paint cans

I work for The Green Project in New Orleans and we receive around 100 one gallon plastic paint cans a week. Because they are contaminated with latex paint, is is nearly impossible to find a plant that will take the cans. If anyone knows any place that would be able and willing to take these cans or if anyone has any environmentally, cheap and efficient ways to clean the buckets, please let me know! You can also reach ...more »

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Lots more we can do

Raise the deposit on bottles and cans to 25 cents and expand the items subject to the deposit to include containers like wine and liquor bottles and cans from prepared foods such as pet food, soup and tomato sauce.

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litter education

I want to bring back the Woodsy the Owl campaign I remember from when I was a child to help educate today's youth about littering. Remember the jingle? "In the city or in the woods, help keep America looking good!-hoot hoot!" I really think it would get a great response.

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Replacement

Find viable earth friendly replacements for the products we already use. The reason there is such an abundance of these items is because we use them. Find a new product that acts in the same way plastic does, but that will also break down and not harm the enviroment.

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Mercury Use in Humans

When my son was diagnosed with Autism I became aware of how very toxic Mercury is. I am aware that much of the Mercury used in this country comes from use in filling teeth. I think that this practice is archaic, particularly since there are other alternatives for filling teeth. I think it is time that Mercury is banned from use in the mouth or any product that is ingested or injected. It is so highly toxic, and ...more »

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Require environmental information to be disclosed to residents

Require information about environmental contamination on and near homes to be disclosed to new and current home owners. Stop letting people unknowingly live on toxic land!

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Disposable diapers

Has the EPA ever considered stopping the manufacture of disposable diapers? If not, is there a green way of disposing them in place of putting them into landfills?

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Boats out of Date or service!

This is coming from 2 Michigan towns Ludington, Manistee. It is time to clean up these to places as Ludington has iron floating in the harbor that should go to the scrap yard. The Badger is the only coal burning ferry still in operation, its owners have refused to switch it over to a non-poluting power plant dumping tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan. Enough is enough, employees know the end of the Badger is near ...more »

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Neonicotinoids

Why does not EPA ban these immediately?

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PLEASE DONT USE CHLORINE BLEACH WOODEN FENCE/ROOF ?

Small business and individual homeowners nationwide. Are using harmful chemicals to improve the appearing of rotton wood fence panals And wood shake rooftops. Exposure to wildlife children and neighbors. Is at risk of chlorine inhalation. Shuld this be a violation. Of public. Safety . And raise. Awareness. To deem it illegal There are evan people. Who do this for a profit and try to hide to secret by using. Clorox ...more »

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Match RSVP In-Kind Hours with Public Works Projects

Create a "time bank" of donated Retired Senior Volunteer Program hours so that local public works departments can help neighborhood outdoor cleanup projects (road safety signage, dumpsters, removal of collected litter - tires from the shoreline, deserted appliances) to encourage neighbors, friends, and families to keep creeks and watersheds healthy.

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Stop Providing Bottled Water at events and meetings

If we start requesting people to bring their own reusable bottles of water if they need water this will save money and the environment. Just for convenience bottled water is being served at every events and meetings. I am organizing an event Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival and we decided not to provide it. We'll have water to fill up reusable bottles and bottles to give away if people need it.

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