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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

Straws are the Gateway Plastic: These Three Products Might be Next

 February 10, 2019

Plastic Straw Bans Take the Lead. What’s Next? The ubiquitous and often unnecessary plastic straw has been seen as a symbol and a gateway plastic—helping to jumpstart changing behavior to reduce other single-use items. As awareness grows about plastic straws, staggering facts and images about plastic pollution hit front-page news (see the CBS 60 Minutes special),…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

The History of Plastic and Today’s Reuse Revolution

 June 27, 2018

Plastic’s Revolutionary Start In the 1860s a New York firm offered $10,000 to the person who could invent a substitute for ivory, and this spurred John Wesley Hyatt to develop a plastic polymer called celluloid. It was a revolutionary discovery seen as helping the environment by conserving natural resources and reducing the need for tortoiseshell, horns and…Read the full article

Planet or Plastic? Highlights from National Geographic’s New Campaign

 May 18, 2018

Planet or Plastic? It’s a simple question with an obvious answer, and this month’s National Geographic brings the question mainstream. In their June issue, they’re highlighting a multi-year campaign to raise awareness about the global plastic pollution crisis. The campaign includes research and non-profit support, as well as their personal commitment to reduce their own plastic…Read the full article

Say Goodbye to Plastic Straws (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)

 April 19, 2018

Earth Day Countdown: Week 6 Every week for the past six weeks we’ve shared facts about single-use, offered the chance to win reusable products, and offered discounts to empower you to break wasteful habits. In honor of Earth Day, we’re urging you to please stop sucking. Facts: The Single-Use Plastic Straw Similar to single-use plastic…Read the full article

Say Goodbye to Takeout Containers (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)

 April 15, 2018

Earth Day Countdown: Week 5 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. Facts: The Single-Use Takeout Container Takeout containers and other food packaging account for 32% of all waste…Read the full article

Say Goodbye to Plastic Utensils (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)

 April 8, 2018

Earth Day Countdown: Week 4 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. Facts: The Disposable Plastic Utensil 40 billion disposable plastic utensils are used in the U.S. every year,…Read the full article

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

 April 1, 2018

Earth Day Countdown: Week 3 It’s officially Earth Month! 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. The global impact of our throwaway plastic cup habit is staggering. Plastic cups…Read the full article

Say Goodbye to Plastic Bags (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)

 March 26, 2018

Earth Day Countdown: Week 2 Earth Day is a month away! 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. The throwaway sandwich baggie is so common that 20 million of…Read the full article