Upcycling vs Recycling

Upcycling vs Recycling

While both recycling and upcycling reduce the amount of junk that goes to our landfills, upcycling turns that same waste into a product of a higher quality–while recycling slightly decreases the quality of certain materials. When we upcycle, we extend the life of that material–reducing CO2 emissions and water usage.
Rethinking Recycling

Rethinking Recycling

It’s no secret that recycling can be a little confusing…to say the least. From following guidelines that differ not only from one town to...

7 Surprising Things You Can’t Recycle Curbside

7 Surprising Things You Can’t Recycle Curbside

We’ve all heard of reduce, reuse, recycle. Like most, you probably assumed that recycling was as simple as throwing anything and (almost) everything paper or plastic into the bin, and walking away guilt-free. News flash: recycling doesn’t work that way. Here’s our go-to tips for how you can recycle smarter
The Lifecycle of a Plastic Straw

The Lifecycle of a Plastic Straw

Believe it or not, every plastic straw that was ever created still exists in some form today, whether it be in a landfill or the ocean. Find out what happens after you toss your single-use straw, and what you can do to start reducing your own plastic pollution!
The Zero Waste Movement

The Zero Waste Movement

The concept of producing “zero waste” has received a lot of buzz in recent years. But what is it? Does it really mean producing zero trash? Is zero waste even possible? Living a zero waste lifestyle is a journey, and it probably won’t happen overnight (in fact, we can pretty much guarantee that). But lucky for you...
What makes a Conscious Consumer?

What makes a Conscious Consumer?

You shop local when possible, you look for organic, fair trade, and sustainably sourced items, and you want to make a difference in the way the world does business. Congratulations, you are a conscious consumer! Check out what it means to shop consciously in a modern economy.
When is Bamboo Sustainable?

When is Bamboo Sustainable?

Bamboo is a trailblazer in the green living movement, but we want to ask "when is bamboo sustainable?" At first glance, bamboo might seem like an earth friendly no-brainer! While we'd agree with you in some cases, it doesn't quite meet the eco-friendly mark for others.
Sustainable Gift Giving

Sustainable Gift Giving

Giving gifts can be stressful on you (and the environment!) Check out these sustainable gift giving tips and ideas to reduce your holiday footprint.
Wash Greenwashing Away

Wash Greenwashing Away

Companies recognize that there’s green in going green. But how can you recognize greenwashing? Join us to learn more!