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Starbucks Introducing $1 Reusable Cups!

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Finally!

We've all thought about buying those reusable Starbucks travel mugs while standing in line — but they're just so damn expensive!

Well, here's the fix: the company is rolling out a $1 reusable plastic cup at its cafes starting Thursday.

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Damon Wayans Jr. Helps America Recycles Day!

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How fab is this??

That picture (above) is of Damon Wayans Jr. celebrating American Recycles Day… but kicking a field goal through a 21-foot goal post constructed from 125,000 crushed Bud Light cans.

Amazing! We had no idea he could do that!

He did it in the Bud Light Recycling Zone, which is an interactive traveling display that has visited nine cities across the United States this year to encourage and inform NFL fans about the importance of recycling!

We think this is such a great initiative — and we'd love to see more of this kind of work from major companies and celebs alike!

[Image courtesy WireImage.]

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Will.i.am & Stars Go Green!

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Do you love recycling??

Not as much as will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company do!

We mean, they showed up to the EKOCYCLE Partner Launch — where were you?? Ha!

The whole thing was green-focused… it featured a build out that included sustainable materials throughout the space to offer an inside visual look at the EKOCYCLE story and process, in addition to exclusive artwork created by famed artist Buff Monster (we didn't make that up).

EKOCYCLE is ready to handle more and more brands, which is fab because they already have a huge load

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Will.i.am Aims To Change The World With Ekocycle

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Because when we recycle, we are changing the world!

Will.i.am has teamed up with Coca-Cola to launch Ekocycle, a new initiative to encourage consumers to recycle by launching eco-friendly fashion with brands like Levi’s, New Era, RVCA, Case-Mate and Beats by Dr. Dre.

To produce Ekocycle-licensed gear, the brands' products must be made from at least 25% of recycled products, like bottles or cans.

Will.i.am was moved to do this by the thought of sustainability and how to make these products popular. He said:

"I’m motivated by the goal to redefine in popular culture the purpose and participation of the consumer and companies. Right now, there’s a disconnect. If I’m a consumer and I purchase a product, someone makes a profit and that’s it. I value the product but I don’t value the community. That’s not right and it’s weird. In actuality it should be, ‘I’m a consumer and this is my community and I support this product and brand because they make my community better.'"

We couldn’t agree more!

Both New Era and Beats by Dr. Dre partnerships were unveiled in July, while the other participating companies were announced on Wednesday.

Debuting in April, Levi’s limited-edition men's 501 jeans are made from 29% of recycled waste and will have a price tag of $128.

New Era is scheduled to release a 42% recycled 59Fifty fitted hat and a 9Fifty strapback in Spring 2013 and will run between $30 to $45.

RVCA designed boardshorts made from five plastic bottles and will retail for $65.99. They plan to release more products, including items for women, next year.

The Beats Ekocycle headphones contain 30% of recycled materials and will set you back $349.95. Case-Mate is the only brand going all in with a $35 100% recycled phone case.

Besides helping the environment, Coca-Cola will give $1 million over five years to community recycling centers.

This sounds like such an amazing thing, and it’s been around since July! Whatevs. At least it’s gaining popularity now because this is something everyone can get behind!

Ch-ch-check out some of the Ekocycle products (below)!

[Image via WENN.]

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Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To LOWEST EVER RECORDED

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Greeeat!

Arctic sea ice has just reached the lowest it's ever been recorded — and it still has about two weeks to keep melting before it starts refreezing.

It shrunk to 4.1m sq km (1.6m sq miles) on Sunday.

Here's what scientists said:

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New Hybrid Speed Record!

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Everyone out there that thinks hybrid vehicles are wimpy can just SHUT YO MOUTHZ!

LOLz!

The world's fastest hybrid just clocked in at

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Colin Firth's London Home Denied Becoming Greener

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We're not saying that Colin Firth's home in London is so green that they're not allowing it to be greener, but rather, his plans to make the home more eco-friendly have been denied.

All for the sake of

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