For Haverford entrepreneur Isabelle Vesey, the holidays are a time to get creative. “I always really liked wrapping presents,” says Vesey, “but all that paper is just going to end up in a trash bag.”
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Each year, Philadelphians use an astounding 1 billion plastic bags. Most are used just once, and many end up as litter. This fall, City Councilman Mark Squilla will introduce legislation to reduce that number by requiring a $.05 fee for all single-use bags (plastic and paper).
Maxback.com is an electronics buy-back company that pays cash for gently used cell phones and electronics, which are then remarketed, remanufactured or recycled by parent company Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a zero-landfill, R2-certified reverse-logistics company located in Erie. Visit maxback.com to see what your old electronics are worth.
What do infused cocktails, art installations, the concrete cracks of Philly streets and your shoes all have in common? Find out by attending an event with We the Weeds, an ongoing project led by artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy that aims to explore and expand the knowledge of the city’s diverse, yet lesser-loved flora.
Photos courtesy of We the Weeds