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certified compostable bags

Degradable vs Biodegradable vs Compostable

Why choose Certified Compostable over Degradable or Biodegradable? Quite simply, certified compostable is the only option of these three that breaks down into natural components and does not leave harmful microplastics in the environment and food chain. Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, which can be very confusing, and often when used in a commercial […]

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zero waste party

33 Easy And Affordable Zero Waste Party Tips

We humans love to celebrate, but all to often those celebrations can come with a steep environmental cost.  Celebrations and parties of all kinds too often come along with unnecessary waste as it can be perceived that it is cheaper and easier to use disposable everything, however with a little pre-planning this does not have […]

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Living Plastic-Free

The Lifehacker’s Guide to Living with Less Plastic (The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to a Plastic-Free Life)

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 […]

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repurposing everyday household items

Nine Ideas For Repurposing Everyday Household Items

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 […]

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The 8 Best Travel Backpacks and Bags

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 […]

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Reusable shopping bags

Banning Shopping Bags – Does it Really Work?

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 […]

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eco-friendly baby

6 Eco-Friendly Baby and Kid Products

The sustainability revolution is well and truly underway and more products than ever are here to help you live everyday with an environmental focus. Raising an eco-friendly baby and kid utilizing sustainable products is simple when you know where to shop.     1. Cloth Nappies A single disposable nappy can take anywhere from 200 […]

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