What are microplastics?

What are microplastics?

Microplastics, microbeads, microfibers…You might have heard of them, and you probably know they’re not great. Microplastics are small plastic pieces that include microbeads, small pieces...

Tidying Up Without Trashing the Planet

Tidying Up Without Trashing the Planet

It’s time to start tidying up. Here’s how to do it without trashing the planet. If you’ve been totally obsessing over Marie Kondo and Tidying...

How-To: Compost

How-To: Compost

Fact: food scraps and other organic waste currently makes up 30% of what we throw away every year, where it will sit in our...

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!
Reduce Your Food Waste

Reduce Your Food Waste

Did you know that food waste takes up more landfill space than any other single material? Food waste accounts for 21.6% of landfill space, in fact! Here are some tips and tricks for you to reduce food waste from the grocery store to the kitchen.