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What You Don’t Know About Plastic

February 10, 2016 10:01 am

Plastic is an important part of your life whether you realize it or not. The world today consumes 600 billion pounds of plastic per year, and this number is anticipated to grow. Since we use plastic so much, we should at least know a little bit more about it! Here are some must-read facts about plastic.

1) The most common form of plastic is polyethylene. This plastic is typically found in grocery bags and water bottles. In fact, it's estimated that more than 100 billion plastic grocery bags are used annually. The average person uses 290 bags per year, and these plastic bags are typically put into use for only 15 minutes.

2) Plastic is forever. Plastic does not decompose naturally, which is why recycling plastic is so important. Recycled plastics are given new life as bottles, fleece jackets, and fiber fillings, among other uses.

3) Plastics represent 13 percent of total solid waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that in 2012, the U.S. produced 32 million tons of plastic waste. Of that 32 million tons, only nine percent was sent to be recycled.

20 Things You Didn't Know About… Plastic [Discover]
Plastics [EPA]
Plastic Facts [Kids Go Green]

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Home: You Are Here, Los Angeles

February 3, 2016 10:02 am

Home is the place for healthy meals bursting with great flavors. This quaint, vegetarian friendly café features a menu chock full of tasty dishes made using only the freshest, all natural ingredients. You are sure to be charmed by Home, with its lush outdoor patio, perfect for people watching and basking in the sun while you enjoy one of the amazing healthy selections. Of course, taste is not sacrificed at all thanks to Home’s dedication to wholesome organic ingredients. Home has it all, from burgers to wraps to fresh salads with all the fixings. The notable burger selection includes an array of treats, from classic barbecue burger to an ahi tuna concoction featuring avocado, tomato, and basil aioli sauce. Beer battered fish tacos hit the spot with shredded cabbage and mango salsa, while the curried chicken salad features assorted veggies dressed with peanut ginger sauce.

1760 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-0211


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How to Keep Your Fridge at Sunset and Vine Clean and Fresh

January 27, 2016 2:49 pm

Looking for easy ways to help keep your refrigerator clean and fresh? These smart and simple household items will help you to get out even the toughest food smells and leave your fridge smelling like new again!

  • Baking soda. This one isn’t just an old wives’ tale; baking soda really does help to absorb unpleasant scents and remove them from the air. Start by sprinkling some baking soda around your refrigerator and scrubbing with a damp sponge. Once you’re done, place an opened box inside to absorb any additional smells that might happen in the future.
  • Lemons. Lemons are also all-natural deodorizers. Soak a cotton ball in a small bowl of lemon juice, and then leave it inside the refrigerator for several hours to permeate every inch of the interior.
  • Salt. Scrub the inside of your fridge with a simple salt and water solution, leaving the coarse granules for extra scrubbing power. This is a great way to do a heavy-duty clean without chemicals.
  • Liners. If you frequently find yourself scrubbing foul-smelling spills from condiments, leftovers, and other unsavory items, you might want to try lining the shelves of your fridge with paper towels. That way, you can simply remove them if (and when) a leak happens.

Clean and Deodorize Your Refrigerator [Reader’s Digest]
How To Clean & Organize a Refrigerator [Apartment Therapy]
Cleaning Your Fridge [Martha Stewart]

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