How to Eliminate Plastic in Your Life (One Step at a Time)

How to Eliminate Plastic in Your Life (One Step at a Time)

If you knew there was just one thing you could do to potentially save the lives of millions of animals, reduce the amount of poisonous gas in our atmosphere, save our groundwater from pollution, and collapse your carbon footprint, would you do it? You’ve probably already guessed what that one thing is, that one simple trick to doing better by your home planet, and it’s to reduce your reliance on plastic. If you don’t know where to start down the path to less plastic, we can help. Step 1: Identify What You Use The first step might seem a little daunting, but we promise it’s worth it: make a list of the plastic stuff you already use. You don’t have to do anything with the list at this stage--we’re just getting an idea of where we’re starting. We’ll be revisiting this list throughout every other step of the process. Not...
Lara Sellars - Jan 11, 2021
These are the Top 5 Alternatives to Plastic

These are the Top 5 Alternatives to Plastic

We’ve shown you how plastic is due to be replaced by other materials and we’ve given you a few reasons why. Don’t take our word for it—even as early as 1972, in a study in Science Magazine, scientists identified the problem with plastic long before today. Imagine how much more plastic there is now, nearly 50 years later. We don’t have to live with that. While we don’t know what amazing scientific advancements might give us in the future, we have some alternatives we can use right now that are just as good, if not better, than their plastic counterparts, and maybe you already use them in other ways.   Paper You have probably experienced how useful paper can be in other areas of your life, so it should be no surprise that it tops our list. We’ve been writing on it for hundreds of years, and still do today, despite how...
Lara Sellars - Nov 19, 2020
The Promise of Molded Fiber

The Promise of Molded Fiber

Plastic is slowly going away but progress is plodding along and we need to do more, and fast, as we’re risking our health and the health of the earth, with every passing day. The answer is clear: we have to do better. One of the strongest alternatives out there, and bolstered by recent advances in technology, is all-natural, compostable, inexpensive, and versatile molded fiber. There are others, too, but for now, let's talk about molded fiber: what it is, what it’s not, and how it can benefit the earth.   A Quick History Lesson This is not the first time that “new” products and technology have become widely adopted to replace inferior options, especially in the single-use “disposable” packaging space. It was not that long ago that restaurants would send you home with a polystyrene box (commonly and erroneously referred to as styrofoam, which is never used in food packaging)....
Lara Sellars - Nov 18, 2020
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