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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

Four New Single-Use Plastic Bans to Follow

 

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

Single-Use Plastic in the News

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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!)

 

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!)

 

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