The Plastic Problem: Wildlife

HOW DO PLASTICS IMPACT WILDLIFE? Many creatures mistake plastic for food, which can be deadly when they attempt to eat it. In total, it is estimated that ingestion of plastic kills 1 million marine birds and 100,000 marine animals each year[i]. Birds and animals can die from internal injuries caused by swallowing plastic fragments. Many …

Advantages of Using Eco-Friendly Bags

With so much plastic building up in our environment – from the tops of the mountains to the bottom of the ocean – It is imperative that we find a solution to plastic pollution. Plastic, unlike many other modern materials, not only requires valuable resources to produce, such as petroleum and natural gas, but also permeates the environment on …

Benefits of Using Reusable Shopping Bags

Immediate and Unexpected Benefits of Replacing Single Use Plastics with Reusables We all have that space tucked away in our house reserved for unwanted plastic bags. Yes, they may come in handy, but there’s also a hesitation there to throw them away immediately after receiving them (The average person uses a plastic bag for only …

Will Innovation Solve The Plastic Problem?

Plastics are everywhere…  Think about your most essential daily activities. How many times do you come into contact with plastic before you even start your day? Toothbrush. Toothpaste. Comb. Shampoo. Body wash. Loofa. Deodorant… okay I’m ready for a cup of coffee – hopefully you’re taking your own reusable cup to Starbucks. Our biggest issue: …

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, …

How To Find the Best Reusable Grocery Bags for You

So you’ve decided to kick the plastic bag habit – great news! But won’t ditching plastic shopping bags make life difficult? Will it really have a positive environmental impact? Luckily, there are lots of reusable grocery bags that don’t cost the Earth – and help make your grocery trips a breeze. Today, we’ll review some …

Why We Should NOT Use Plastic Bags

WHAT’S WRONG WITH PLASTIC BAGS? You’ve probably seen and heard a lot about plastic lately, especially disposable plastic bags. We’ve been using them since the 1960’s, so why are plastic bags suddenly the bad guys? Plastic use has become an epidemic: more than one trillion plastic bags are manufactured every year and they take up …

How to reduce the use of plastic bags

Do you live in an area where plastic bags are taxed or banned? More than 20 U.S. states and 150+ cities and counties have already banned plastic bags, and a growing number of countries around the world are also banning or taxing their use. Why is this happening and how can you respond? Why are plastic …

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