Council votes to ban “greenwashing” of non-compostable bags

Last week, The City Council voted unanimously to make Seattle the first place in the nation to ban the use of misleading green- and brown-tinted non-compostable plastic bags. The lawmakers also moved to prohibit the use of false “eco” labeling on non-compostable bags, and to make permanent Seattle’s five-cent charge for recyclable paper shopping bags. […]

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SPU Program offers local home owners free water-saving toilets

Seattle Public Utilities is encouraging locals to learn more about the Water Conservation Program’s free toilet program. The program is offering local residents the chance to save money and the environment by installing water-saving toilets. SPU has partnered with Sound Generations Minor Home Repair program to install the toilets and recycle old toilets free of charge. To […]

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Go on the Rainwise Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Ballard’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) on Saturday and learn about getting your own raingarden – paid for my the city. The Rainwise Walking Tour will highlight rain gardens, landscaping designed for stormwater to soak into the ground and “green” alleys, which are made of porous concrete that water will soak […]

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