Most environmentally conscious individuals are well aware of the basics of living green; refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and rot. Keeping these things in mind while choosing products for your home goes a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint on our planet. You can apply these principles to nearly every item in your home, but […]
Plastic has become one of the most harmful materials to our environment. From polluting oceans and harming wildlife, to filling up landfills for decades without decomposing, this material is having devastating short term and long term effects on our planet. The main culprits are the companies producing these products. Plastic is cheap, economical, and easy to mold, so […]
Water bottles, whether reusable or plastic, are used every day by millions of people around the world. Liquid that comes into contact with these bottles is being ingested on a consistent basis at a large scale. This means that any loose particles within the water bottles can be carried away and ingested as well. Studies […]
To say plastic pollution is a widespread problem is not doing it justice: Only 27% of plastic bottles are recycled. The rest sit in landfills where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. One million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic pollution in our oceans. In one study by […]
When it comes to travel, backpacks can make or break your trip. A great backpack will fit everything you need without being too bulky or cumbersome. A less-than-desirable one will have you stuffing in all of your belongings, make you feel weighed down, or it will be uncomfortable to carry. However, once you find the […]
Australia’s obsession with coffee has led to an extra 7,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from disposable cups. While many may think that these ‘harmless’ paper cups are recyclable, they aren’t and here’s why.
The problem with single use shopping bags Scotland has done it, California, Austin Texas and Kenya has done it – but does banning plastic shopping bags really work? Recently it was announced that Scotland and California had banned the use of disposable plastic bags, otherwise known as single use plastic, but does it really help […]
Plastic bags and bottles mean nothing but bad news for the environment, but you can help the strain on the Earth by choosing green alternatives from Onya.