Did you know you can reduce your carbon footprint considerably just by composting your food scraps? Rotting food and food scraps languish in landfills, emitting methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Totally gross, and totally avoidable. In this composting 101, we’ll show you why composting is important, what happens at industrial and municipal composting facilities, and how you can get started in your own backyard.
As the world starts to take action to reduce waste, we’re seeing more innovative products made of sustainable materials available on the market, and there’s no shortage of options available in the bath and body category. After you make the switch from plastic to bamboo toothbrushes, here are a few other products to finish transforming your bathroom into the ultimate eco-friendly zone.
From styrofoam and plastic bags, to straws and cutlery, many governments and businesses are taking a stand against plastic pollution by banning, taxing, or restricting use of these items in favor of reusable, recyclable, or compostable alternatives. But along with this momentum comes criticism as well. So, are plastic bans or restrictions really worth it? Are they actually making a dent in our plastic pollution problem?
One of the earliest trends of 2019 has been sparked by Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, Tidying Up. You can probably think of numerous reasons why decluttering and getting organized is good for your mental wellbeing. Less stress, better hygiene, saving money by not repurchasing items you already had (but couldn’t find in the clutter). But tidying up your own space can actually do huge favors for the environment as well.
You're trying your very best to be eco-friendly—challenging your willpower daily and thinking critically about every decision. So how do you deal with well-intentioned gifts that don't fit into your green lifestyle?
Ever feel like for every good news story you read, there's a billion more bad stories? But if you look close enough, there's plenty of good news to be thankful for. Check out some of this year's great big wins for the environment!
Activated charcoal has been all over the web this year, trending as a natural detoxifier and teeth whitener. But it remains controversial in its effects and safety. Learn about what activated charcoal is, how it’s supposed to work, and what the risks are.
Last year, we gave you the rundown on what ingredients to look out for in your toothpaste. One of those ingredients is fluoride; a substance with risks and benefits no one can seem to agree about. What makes it so controversial? We dig a little deeper into the effects of fluoride in today’s article.
Microplastics are almost invisible to the naked eye, but they can cause disproportionate harm to marine life. Now, studies are uncovering traces of microplastics in our own drinking water and food. Legislation can only do so much to curb the problem. Read about what microplastics are, where they come from, and what you can do to help reduce how much pollutes our oceans.
What better time to celebrate National Brush Day than the day after Halloween—after you’ve eaten all of your trick-or-treat sweets? Join us on November 1st to celebrate National Brush Day with tips on how to maintain your sustainable smile!
Danielle Magee describes her brand as having a focus on empowering women to “live like an ACE”. But what exactly does that mean? “An ACE is someone who spearheads their dreams with fear, but achieves them with courage,” she says. “Someone who has struggles but, despite the fears, decides to keep going.” ACE is also an acronym for Advocate, Create, and Empower. These form the three pillars on which ACE’s mission is built, and guide everything from the way the bags are produced to the beneficiaries of the company’s humanitarian work. ACE Backpacks will begin a Kickstarter campaign for their first backpack, “The Daniel”, this fall!