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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic Bags

 

  Happy Earth Day! This is our last post in our five-week Earth Month series. Get the facts about single-use plastic bags, and find the very best zero-waste swaps (at a discount and through giveaways) to help you kick the plastic habit. Get the Facts: Single-Use Plastic Bags 1. Plastic bags disproportionally impact vulnerable communities…Read the full article

Plastic Straw Pollution and Why You Should Stop Sucking

 

  We’re counting down to Earth Day by sharing facts and offering the best reusable solutions at a discount and through giveaways to get you started. This week let’s talk about plastic straw pollution and why you should stop sucking. Get the Facts: Plastic Straw Pollution Plastic Straw Numbers are Staggering Single-use plastic straws have…Read the full article

Three Reasons Why We Should Stop Eating Out Of Trash

 

More than 50 years ago, the first Earth Day saw 20 million Americans marching for our planet. It’s a time when customers look for ways to reduce their impact and that’s where we come in. We’re counting down to April 22 and celebrating the world’s largest environmental movement by sharing facts, and offering the best…Read the full article

12 Sustainable Gifts for Everyone on Your List

 

Shop your values with feel-good, sustainable gifts Every season we search high and low to find sustainable gifts that align with our mission to tread lightly on the planet. We focus on smaller brands we know well, and choose practical gifts that get used up, or inherently help reduce waste in our daily lives. See…Read the full article

5 Tips to Keep Produce Fresher Longer

 

One positive trend that’s come out of our global quarantine: More cooking! Families are spending more time planning, prepping, cooking and storing food in their busy, well-stocked kitchens. Industry experts say the trend is here to stay, even after stay-at-home orders are lifted, so here are our favorite tips to help you keep produce fresher longer….Read the full article

Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes

 

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

 

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

In the News: Are you Eating Plastic for Dinner?

 

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

Zero-Waste Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

 

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?

 

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