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Four New Single-Use Plastic Bans to Follow

 October 21, 2020

Single-use plastic, one of most pervasive sources of pollution, is being banned by states and countries around the world. Time to stock up on reusables as the movement to reduce waste heats up. Canada will ban single-use plastic items by the end of next year | CNN Canada plans to ban single-use plastic like takeout…Read the full article

Environmental Silver Linings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 April 20, 2020

Is Mother Nature giving us a time out? When we stay home, the environment benefits. This Earth Day is unlike any other. There is immense suffering and overwhelming economic impacts from the current global pandemic. But, crises can also bring change, and we’re looking around and noticing less traffic, cleaner air and thriving wildlife. Here…Read the full article

Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes

 April 10, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have been instructed to wash our hands often and carefully. That has been pretty easy to do, especially since we are sheltering at home and soap has been readily available in stores. When we are out of our homes and it’s difficult to use soap and water, experts are saying…Read the full article

DIY Hand Sanitizer, Dish Soap and More

 March 15, 2020

How to make your own effective hand sanitizer, soap and more DIY Hand Sanitizer At the advice of healthcare experts in response to the Coronavirus, we all know we should be washing our hands constantly with soap and water. And when hand washing is not an option, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is recommended. Unfortunately, effective…Read the full article

Single-Use Plastic in the News

 November 7, 2019

The movement to refuse, reuse and refill is heating up. Get the latest news about single-use plastic including research and tips: How you can reduce your plastic exposure | The Washington Post Plastic is everywhere, and now we know that we’re exposing ourselves to tiny plastic particles regularly when we drink, eat and breathe. Find out…Read the full article

In the News: Are you Eating Plastic for Dinner?

 June 10, 2019

How you Store your Food Impacts your Health Phasing out the most toxic substances that come into contact with our food is long overdue. Until then, it’s more important than ever to use your own safe containers, cups, straws, bags and utensils. According to The Guardian, “Many of those seemingly safe containers may have hazardous chemicals…Read the full article

Plastic Pollution in the News and Why We Should Care

 December 15, 2018

The reuse revolution is trending. Here’s what’s new and how it affects us: Bans on wasteful food storage and drinkware are trending up at a fast pace across the country as news stories about plastic pollution hit mainstream. Here’s the latest: Our Earth is swimming in plastic | CBS News: 60 Minutes Eight million tons…Read the full article

Zero-Waste Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

 November 20, 2018

Meaningful gifts for a zero-waste holiday If you’re reading this you probably care deeply about the environment and make thoughtful decisions every day that align with these values. Well done! It’s easy to pass on these values by choosing gifts for family and friends that tread lightly on the planet. Reusable Bowl Covers Ditch plastic wrap…Read the full article

Is Toxic Food Packaging Making Us Sick?

 September 15, 2018

One more reason to ditch disposables If you need another reason to avoid wasteful plastic baggies, takeout containers and packaged food, here it is: The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging families to limit their use of certain food containers to lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food packaging. Limiting toxic food packaging is pretty…Read the full article

Responsible Goods for Back to School: The Best Picks and Tips

 August 1, 2018

Gearing up to go back to school can be stressful if you’re trying to tread lightly on the planet. Conventional school supplies, disposable sandwich baggies and packaged food wrappers usually head straight to landfill and stay there forever, breaking down into small pieces that pollute the environment. Cheap, single-use plastic products for young students also…Read the full article