How do reusable bags help the environment?

It’s common to hear that reusable bags – the ones you can use many times over, for months or even years– are great for the environment because they replace single use plastic bags. But why is this such a good thing? Why are single use plastic bags a problem? Many global and local problems are […]

Reducing our Consumption of Plastics

Turning off the faucet… Plastic production has increased twenty-fold over the last 50 years – Over 300 million tons of plastic is being produced every year. And it’s adding up. Eight million metric tons of that enters the ocean each year. Our dependency on plastics for their convenience and versatility has grown exponentially. And it is projected to grow […]

Legislation Against Plastic Pollution

Use less. Recycle more. Buy this. Don’t support that. When talking about pollution, especially plastic pollution, the conversation often targets individual action. The choice, and therefore responsibility, always seems to lie with the individual. And while these shifts in personal choices are by no means futile, it is also imperative that we look to our […]

How Can We Reduce Plastic Pollution?

Reducing Plastic Pollution These days, it seems like plastic is everywhere you look. It’s packaging your food, holding your groceries, conveniently providing water for you, wrapping your uneaten food, filling your bathroom, housing your cleaning products; truly pervading every aspect of daily life. Yet unlike food, wood, or any other organic materials we use in […]

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 […]