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    Eye on the Environment articles are published Sundays in the Ventura County Star newspaper, monthly in the Ventura County Reporter, and frequently in Vida News and The Acorn.  Comments on existing articles or ideasfor future articles should be directed to: David Goldstein 805/658-4312 David.Goldstein@ventura.org

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

Eco-Tip for 8/25/19 Swimming Pool Maintenance By David Laak and David Goldstein, Ventura County Public Works Agency As summer fades into fall, swimming pools may be used less, but as any pool owner knows, pool maintenance season is year-round. Covering a pool every night is the best measure to conserve energy, reduce evaporation, and limit…

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Getting Back Your Deposits for Cans and Bottles

Getting Back Your Deposit for Cans and Bottles By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Two weeks ago, RePlanet closed hundreds of recycling centers throughout the state, leaving consumers in many areas without nearby options for can and bottle refunds. To get back the 5 to 10 cents of California Redemption Value you paid when you…

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PLASTICS STILL COLLECTED

Eco-Tip for 7-7-19 Plastics Still Collected in Curbside Recycling Despite Market Challenges By David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Over the past few weeks, local environmental activists have been sharing through Facebook and forwarding through email an article first published by a British newspaper on June 21. In the inflammatory style of a controversial exposé, The Guardian…

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START-UP BUSINESSES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Eco-Tip for 6-30-19 Start-up Businesses for the Environment By David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Glenn Hening, founder of the non-profit Surfrider Foundation, has started a for-profit business he expects will also benefit the environment. The company, currently based at his home in Oxnard, is called Granular Resistance Fitness Corporation. Before deciding to go into business, Hening…