Plastic-Free Living

Old Dirty plastic sponge

Spongebad Plasticpants- Why sponges are dirty

So the sponge in your kitchen today is made from fossil fuel based plastic. Swell! Likely with plastic packaging and toxic chemicals to reduce its appeal to germs. Oh, and you should replace that disgusting mess every month or so and send it to a landfill where it will live … forever. yay…

Shampoo Bars

Sustainable Hair Care

Ingredients aside, one of the biggest ways the beauty industry harms the environment is through its hard to recycle plastic packaging. Oftentimes, made from mixed plastics, these containers are not recyclable and find their way into landfills or waterways. "In 2018, in the U.S. alone, almost 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were created just for beauty and personal care products. And the problem is set to get worse." -Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Laundry Day...but make it sustainable

Laundry Day...but make it sustainable

Up to one billion plastic jugs of detergent are purchased in the US annually, and only 10% of those may be recycled. The rest end up in landfills...

Advanced Recycling Tips

Mastering Recycling: Advanced Tips for Making a Difference

In 2018, we made about 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste, otherwise known as garbage, or roughly 5 pounds per person per day. Not all of that goes to a landfill thankfully due to recycling...

plastic free oral care routine

Optimize Your Oral Care Routine: 3 Simple Bathroom Swaps for Eco-Friendly Living

It’s a basic part of everyday life - we brush our teeth. And all the things that you need for your oral health are made of… wait for it… plastic.

Baggie Baggage

Baggie Baggage

Plastic has been one of the most innovative human inventions since it all began in the late 1800’s. We keep thinking up new and exciting ways to manufacture and use it. It’s remarkable! Has so many foreseeable applications! Except, as usual, we failed to consider that one irritating little detail. What’s the end game?

Online Shopping and Shipping

Online Shopping and Shipping

Let's examine how we keep online shopping up in a way that maybe impacts Mother Earth a little less...

Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Valentine's Day is upon us...There are generally two prepackaged, easy, and possibly affordable options for gifts that you'll see virtually everywhere- chocolate and flowers. Potentially great for the wallet, perhaps, but not so much for Mother Earth....

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