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Partner Spotlight: Conscious Kitchen and Revolutionizing School Lunches

 

About Our Partner: Conscious Kitchen At U-Konserve, our initial mission of protecting the planet has grown into an entire lifestyle of producing less waste and bringing awareness to the growing movement to reduce single-use plastic. We believe that organizations committed to this movement need support. That is why we’re a member of 1% for the…Read the full article

5 Tips for Zero-Waste Living this Earth Day

 

Zero-waste living is more than just tossing something into the recycling bin with all the best intentions and crossing our fingers that the item will get recycled into something useful. It is about making a commitment to reduce waste in all aspects of our lives.  But we also like to think of zero-waste living as…Read the full article

Earth Day Guide to the Six Rs of Sustainability

 

Sustainability is often defined as being able to meet our current needs without jeopardizing future generations’ ability to meet theirs. While there are a variety of ways to live more sustainably, the six Rs make up a baseline of actions you can take to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. 1. Refuse We are not accustomed…Read the full article

The Latest Good News about Plastic Pollution

 

While globally we have heavy hearts, we are buoyed by recent good news about plastic pollution. There’s a new plastic pollution treaty on the horizon, new refill collaborations, and new single-use plastic bans. All help raise awareness, change habits and reduce a huge amount of plastic waste. The first global plastic pollution resolution is signed…Read the full article

1% for the Planet Gift Guide: Top 10 Sustainable Gifts

 

Top 10 sustainable gifts that give back Our current environmental issues have caused us to renew our commitment to our mission, and look more carefully for gifts from small, conscientious brands that give back. Our favorite brands are those who pledge to donate 1% of annual sales to nonprofits that benefit the environment. Our 1% for…Read the full article

New Laws in California Target Plastic Pollution and Recycling

 

Six new laws and a big win for the zero-waste movement and our planet Let’s go California! Governor Newsom recently signed six new laws to help reduce our dependence on single-use plastic, reduce the use of misleading recycling and composting labels, protect the public from harmful chemicals, and support reuse! 1. Stronger single-use-plastic-upon-request law AB…Read the full article

Five Common Recycling Myths

 

Not sure what can be recycled? We can help sort it out. We’ve all done it. We carefully add something to the recycling bin with good intentions, hoping that the item will get recycled and we can absolve ourselves from any worry. Since everything has a recycling symbol on it these days why not try? This…Read the full article

Why Recycled is Better: Products Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

 

A staggering 76 million pounds of plastic packaging is created in the US every day. The ultimate goal is to eliminate plastic altogether, so how sustainable is it to purchase reusable solutions made from recycled plastic bottles? Learn how and why recycled fabric can be an eco-friendly alternative when trying to reduce waste—especially single-use plastic waste….Read the full article

Five Ways to Honor Plastic Free July for Beginners

 

Plastic Free July, the global movement to help reduce our dependence on single-use plastic, started in 2011 by Plastic Free Foundation. This July, more than 300 million people from around the world are sharing stories, tips and creative ideas to support the growing movement. Here are a few of our favorite ways to honor Plastic Free…Read the full article

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.