Laura Copan

Creative Writer/Editor

About Laura Copan

Laura is a senior creative writer and editor with a passion for environmental sustainability. Specialties include screenwriting, comedy writing, ghostwriting, memoir writing, and environmental sustainability content. Experience in producing and directing short films, line & developmental editing, self-publishing, and event coordination. Demonstrated history of working for inclusion and diversity in higher education. Passion for travel, environmental sustainability, and basic human kindness!

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Posts by Laura Copan

Old Magazines

Can you Recycle Papers, Catalogs, Magazines and Newspapers?

Although our world is increasingly digital, we still use paper quite regularly in our daily lives for various reasons. And for those of us who still subscribe to print catalogs, magazines, and newspapers, we know how quickly they pile up. After they’re read, can we recycle them? Or is it all destined to end up …

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Plastic Bags

Can You Recycle Plastic Bags? (Explained & Solved!)

Americans go through an inconceivable number of plastic bags per year: 100 billion. This requires about 12 million barrels of oil! Plastic harms human health and the environment, plus all that waste adds up in landfills, as incinerated trash, and as litter. So what can we do with all our plastic bags? Can we recycle …

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Natural Resources

How to Conserve Natural Resources (20 Conservation Tips)

Humans have always depended upon natural resources for our basic needs, building materials, and energy. But we’ve only just started to feel the consequences of using them on such a massive, worldwide scale. With a global population at an all-time high, we all must do our part to conserve our planet’s natural resources. What are …

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How Do Trees Help the Environment (20 Helpful Answers)

We all know that planting trees is a sure-fire way to be environmentally friendly and that deforestation is bad for our planet. But what about trees makes them so beneficial? How do they help the planet earth and human society thrive? The following sections explain how trees stabilize ecosystems and support human civilizations. 20 Essential …

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Styrofoam Waste

Can You Recycle Styrofoam? (Explained & Solved!)

In 2018, the U.S. produced 292.4 million tons of solid waste, but only 69 million tons of materials were recycled that same year. The problem is because of single-use products made with components such as styrofoam, which are tossed as soon as they’ve served their purpose. So what should you do with styrofoam? Throw away …

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Conserve Water

30 Ways to Save and Conserve Water (Indoors & Outdoors)

Did you know that only half of 1% of Earth’s fresh water is accessible for human use? The remaining 2.5% of Earth’s freshwater is stored in glaciers, the atmosphere, or the soil – not cheaply or easily accessible. With 7.9 billion people on the planet, all of whom require water to function, we have to …

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Type of Plastics

20 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste Today

Plastic seems to be inescapable these days – it’s hard to believe that before the 1960s, it wasn’t widely used! Of course, plastic is a useful material that’s sturdy and easy to clean – but often it’s just not needed, especially in packaging. Plastic is a manmade product, and nature is doing its best to …

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Wind Turbine

What is Environmental Sustainability and Why is it Important?

We have the same home: Earth. We all share the duty to use our natural resources and energy wisely. But is environmental sustainability really achievable? Read on to fully understand the definition, its importance, its benefits and challenges, and how to become more sustainable. What is Environmental Sustainability? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental …

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