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Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids + Trail Mix Energy Bites

 March 18, 2019

Easy energy bites recipe and snack tips for kids Coming up with healthy snack ideas for kids can be a challenge, so we’re sharing a favorite new video with snack tips that are sure to leave your kids full and happy. We’re grateful to have many health and wellness experts using our products and advocating for…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

Plastic Pollution in the News and Why We Should Care

 December 15, 2018

The reuse revolution is trending. Here’s what’s new and how it affects us: Bans on wasteful food storage and drinkware are trending up at a fast pace across the country as news stories about plastic pollution hit mainstream. Here’s the latest: Our Earth is swimming in plastic | CBS News: 60 Minutes Eight million tons…Read the full article

Zero-Waste Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

 November 20, 2018

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

Food Storage Safety Tips for the Holidays

 November 9, 2018

Follow these 5 easy steps for safe food storage We all know it’s best to store perishable foods in the refrigerator without letting them sit too long on the table, but that gets tricky during the holidays when dinner lasts longer and guests stay later. To help, we’ve come up with five important food storage…Read the full article

Is Toxic Food Packaging Making Us Sick?

 September 15, 2018

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

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

Creating Art to Raise Environmental Awareness

 July 5, 2018

Artist Preview: Roy Steele Studio We’re always inspired by artists using their passion and creativity to raise awareness about local and international environmental issues. Artist Roy Steele’s new 24-piece environmental series speaks about the beauty of nature and the effects of pollution and climate change on our planet. His work also gives hope to the…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

Our On-the-Go Lifestyle and The Plastics BAN List 2.0

 June 24, 2018

The Plastics BAN List 2.0 In the first Plastics BAN List, plastic pollution along the California coast was analyzed. In the newest analysis, The Plastics BAN List 2.0, data from the entire United States is used. It’s an impressive 34-page study looking at the 20 most polluting products, calling out the worst-offending brands responsible for…Read the full article