The Problem with Disposable Cups

WHAT ARE DISPOSABLE CUPS AND WHY ARE THEY SUCH A BIG PROBLEM? Our love for coffee and other takeaway foods supports an enormous consumption of disposable cups around the world (billions every year). It’s a growing environmental problem that deserves attention. If you’re not 100% clear on why disposable cups are such a big problem, […]

Why Are Cloth Bags Better Than Plastic?

It’s becoming more and more common to see shoppers using their own cloth tote when they go shopping. Stores are beginning to pose the question, “Do you need a bag?” And many countries and companies around the world are looking to reduce their plastic use by taxing or banning plastic bags altogether. When this happens, […]

The Environmental Impact of Nylon Bags

WHAT IS NYLON? Nylon is a synthetic fiber with a silky texture, commonly used in outdoor gear such as sleeping bags, tents, rope. Other common uses include umbrellas, clothes, and parachutes. Nylon was originally created for use as a lightweight material during WWII and was most popularly used in parachutes. Nylon is lightweight, strong, and […]

The Plastic Problem: Global Warming

PLASTIC’S CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE The problem with plastic isn’t only about the visible pollution that’s evident everywhere we look today. Plastics also make a significant – and growing – contribution to man-made climate change. How do plastics contribute to climate change? All plastic is made from carbon, but while biopolymers or bioplastics use carbon […]

Reusable vs. Disposable Bags: What’s Better for The Environment?

Is investing in a reusable bag really going to lower your environmental footprint? In this post I will answer three main questions: What’s the environmental impact of disposable bags? What’s the environmental impact of reusable bags? When are reusable bags better than disposable bags? The basics of comparing disposable bags vs reusable bags Before answering […]

Cups: Single Use (Disposable) vs. Reusable – An Honest Comparison

Is investing in a reusable cup or bottle really going to lower your environmental footprint? This is a valid question and there has been confusion around this topic as there are many differing opinions. In this post I will answer three main questions: 1. What’s the environmental impact of disposable cups? 2. What’s the environmental […]