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Say Goodbye to Disposable Coffee Cups (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)

 March 18, 2018

Earth Day Countdown: Week 1 There are five weeks leading up to Earth Day, marking the birth of the environmental movement. Each week between now and April 22, we’ll give you powerful facts to share, offer you the chance to win reusable products, and give you discounts to empower you to break wasteful habits. This…Read the full article

Single-Use Plastic Hits the Mainstream News

 March 5, 2018

Single-use plastic has been headlining in the mainstream news lately, and turning some heads. Plastic was invented to last forever, but often used to make products that get thrown away—and this convenience-comes-first model is slowly catching up with us. Our reliance on throwaway food and drink packaging is seriously harming our environment, so city councils, world…Read the full article

The Ultimate in Sustainable Living: ModNomad Studio

 February 12, 2018

To photograph our new, soon-to-be-released products, we spent the day at the beautiful ModNomad Studio, a thoughtful live/work studio inspired by good design and just really good people. It’s about collaborating with and supporting artists, and gathering to launch ideas and hear from all sides, and it’s a lovely place to spend the day. We…Read the full article

Lunch Makeover Recipe #2: Vegetable Spring Rolls

 October 20, 2017

Together with Thrive Market, we’re bringing you wrap recipe #2 of our lunch makeover series: Vegetable Spring Rolls. Don’t forget to cut back on plastic waste by packing your wraps in eco-friendly reusable containers, totes and insulated food jars. Vegetable Spring Rolls Yield: 1 roll Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1 piece rice paper ½ cup…Read the full article

There is Now a Ton of Plastic Trash for Every Person on Earth

 October 4, 2017

A new study released data on all the plastics ever made, and the findings are alarming. More than 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950 and over half the plastic ever produced was made in the past 13 years. We have heard some pretty staggering facts related to single-use waste, and they’re…Read the full article

Guest Post: Turning Green’s Project Green Challenge Truly Changed My Life

 September 13, 2017

Tamsin Stringer is a senior at Bloomington High School South and was named Project Green Challenge 2016 Champion. She was born in the UK, spent her early childhood in Japan, and has now lived for ten years in Indiana. At school, she is a student leader for the club Students Advocating for a Greener Environment…Read the full article

Green Thursday: Best Resources for Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Products

 July 26, 2017

While you’re soaking up some much-needed summer rays, the back-to-school season is right around the corner. We recognize how important it is to start off the school year feeling totally equipped to take on the world. But the sad reality is that so many popular back-to-school products aren’t doing you – or the planet –…Read the full article

10 Tips to Help You Raise Eco-Conscious Kids

 July 4, 2017

To ensure that our planet remains healthy for future generations, it’s our responsibility to teach kids how to be eco-conscious. According to the EPA, Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash every year. That breaks down to 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day. And, we’re only recycling and composting about 1.5 pounds of…Read the full article

Traveling Zero Waste – Tips from the Freid

 June 24, 2017

Below is a guest blog post from Alex Freid at PLAN, who just wrapped up the Patagonia Worn Wear College Tour, and his attempt to travel zero waste for 14 weeks and 15,000 miles across the US, visiting 21 college campuses that are leaders in the Campus Zero Waste Movement. Impressive! Traveling Zero Waste: Successes and Failures We’ve…Read the full article

Four Reasons We Love Bulk Bin Shopping

 June 21, 2017

Buying food and personal care products in bulk is catching on as the zero-waste movement is becoming more mainstream. It’s becoming so popular that you can buy almost anything in bulk (just ask Bea Johnson) including dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, spices, olive oil, honey, coffee, wine and nut butter. Why we love bulk bin shopping:…Read the full article