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The mere mention of nanotechnology may raise eyebrows. Yet worries should not be based on size but molecular composition instead. If a particle is made from plastic or heavy metals, concern is definitely valid. However, polylactic acid nanoparticles are biodegradable, making them perfect for use both in the environment and also in the body.
As the president of Tree Canada, an organization that's helped plant more than 80 million trees over the past 20 years, you might expect an argument against cutting down a "live tree," but make no mistake -- you are helping both the environment and the community you live in when you choose a real tree.
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The entire pod can be thrown in the green bin and will completely break down in an industrial composting facility.
Lake Simcoe's shoreline is in bad shape. Too many hardened surfaces, like concrete and metal, and not enough plants, make it inhospitable to the wild species that call it home. If all of us follow these tips, Lake Simcoe will be a healthier place for people, wildlife and fish. Make a resolution to be part of the solution!