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Vancouver says goodbye to plastic bags

          Is this it for Vancouver’s plastic bags and coffee cups? It doesn’t have to be… We have seen it all over the globe…plastic bag bans and now disposable paper cups. Paper cups are coated with a polyethylene to keep them water and heat resistant, but this coating prevents the paper cup......

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The World’s First Rubber Ball

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As early as 1600 B.C., the ancient Mesoamericans first processed natural rubber into balls, bands and figurines (see below photo of a rubber ball with ancient ‘baseball bat’)…yes, natural rubber….it actually comes from trees. They would harvest latex from the Panama Rubber Tree plant and process it using liquid from the ‘Morning Glory Vine’.  Skip forward thousands of......

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