Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!

Laura A. Hernandez is the founder of Gwinnett Recycles, a grassroots community organization, and the Facebook group Zero Waste Gwinnett. She is a co-founder of Come Clean Gwinnett, which aims to empower citizens to reduce litter and blight. She hates to see anything go to waste and believes that Gwinnett County’s nearly one million residentsContinue reading “Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!”

Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where things are going back to normal, you can feel the excitement to (finally) go out and see family, friends or discover new destinations. A getaway to a different city, to the beach, lake or mountains usually requires more convenience and therefore, moreContinue reading “Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.”

Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?

Confused about compostable, biodegradable, eco-friendly? Who is not? With environmental awareness being brought to a wider audience, there are many companies launching new materials in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, which is great! The unfortunate result is a bit more confusion to an already very confused consumer, who wants to do better but doesn’tContinue reading “Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?”

10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!

People have been asking what we’re doing as a family to reduce our waste, so I decided to put a list together and oh my, I was surprised how much we achieved in a little over a year! I limited this post to the kitchen as I realized there’s content for future posts by room.Continue reading “10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!”

The Breakdown of a Plastic Bottle

We know many packaging items have been designed with the primary purpose to engage with the consumer, protect the contents within, and tell a strong brand story. Recycling features that create closed loop opportunities are woefully low on the list of priorities. Unfortunately, examples are everywhere: water bottles, spice jars, shampoo containers… Have you ever givenContinue reading “The Breakdown of a Plastic Bottle”

Transparent is the new green

We understand that sometimes colored packaging is used to preserve a brand and its design identity, so consumers recall their favorite product when shopping. Think of green Sprite®, or red Tide® detergents. Did you know that some of those products are changing their packaging colors? And most importantly, do you know why? Coca-cola, for example,Continue reading “Transparent is the new green”

8 experiences to give during COVID-holidays

Nobody could imagine that this pandemic would last until the Holiday season, but here we are! Giving experiences instead of gifts can be a great alternative this year. On top of eco-friendly (learn more here) they can be much fun! Give a day in the woods: Research the best hikes in your area and set up aContinue reading “8 experiences to give during COVID-holidays”

Tis the season… to take out the trash!

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans produce 25% more trash than usual? That’s about one million extra tons of garbage each week! All that wrapping paper, glitter, ribbons… which have an average lifetime of… 60 seconds? Give or take! $12 billion worth of packing material is spent every holiday seasonContinue reading “Tis the season… to take out the trash!”

Size Matters

Imagine a recycling collection truck full of all sorts of packaging, of all kinds of materials sizes and shapes, dumping everything on a screen or belt. What do you think has more chances of being sorted first? The larger ones, of course. As a matter of fact, the sorting process at the Material Recovery FacilityContinue reading “Size Matters”

Understanding the Problem

Much of the planet is swimming in litter, which is harming animal and human health. Millions of animals are killed every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by litter ingestion. Recent scientific studies have found evidence of chemicals from plasticsContinue reading “Understanding the Problem”