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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

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

There is Now a Ton of Plastic Trash for Every Person on Earth

 October 4, 2017

A new study released data on all the plastics ever made, and the findings are alarming. More than 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950 and over half the plastic ever produced was made in the past 13 years. We have heard some pretty staggering facts related to single-use waste, and they’re…Read the full article