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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

The Latest Single-Use Plastic News

 August 11, 2020

The reuse revolution is making headlines, especially during our current pandemic. Here’s the latest single-use plastic news: Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash Can | The New York Times What do we want our planet to look like post pandemic? Let’s not let the virus be an excuse to waver from…Read the full article

Environmentalists for Black Lives Matter: The Link Between Racial and Environmental Justice

 June 9, 2020

In this country, people of color are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, pollution and toxic waste. The events surrounding George Floyd’s heartbreaking death have caused us to rethink our commitment and change our mindset so that we are not simply just non-racist, but working to be anti-racist. We want to keep learning…Read the full article

5 Tips to Keep Produce Fresher Longer

 May 29, 2020

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

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

14 Ways to Keep Kids Busy while Social Distancing

 March 30, 2020

Looking for ways to keep kids busy during the unprecedented social distancing orders due to the coronavirus? Schools across the country have canceled in-class learning, and millions of parents are finding themselves unexpectedly at home with toddlers, grade-schoolers, and even teens home from college. Luckily there are many free resources to keep kids busy and…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