Remember not too long ago, when your parents need to bring that glass bottle back to the supermarket to get back a deposit? Well, that’s been in decline for years. In 2010, only 11% of Coca-Cola’s packaging was refillable glass. You can get nostalgic in Europe too, where 40% of beverage packaging was refillable inContinue reading “REUSE is trending again.”
Category Archives: Food
How to Reduce your Waste during Halloween!
Halloween is almost here, which means it’s time to get the decorations up, pick a costume, and stock up on candy. Like most holidays, a dramatic increase in waste is expected over Halloween — waste that can and should be avoided. We generate waste in almost everything we do, from pumpkin carving to the plasticContinue reading “How to Reduce your Waste during Halloween!”
Let’s Talk About Silicone!
Eco-conscious consumers are so overwhelmed and confused that literally any advertisement with a capital PLASTIC-FREE statement sounds like “yes, that’s what we need!” But is that really plastic free? And anyways, is that the most sustainable choice One common misconception is silicone. Silicone products can now be found everywhere, from bags and cookware (baking sheets,Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Silicone!”
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!”
Candy Wrappers Nightmare
A recent report from Ocean Conservancy found candy & snack wrappers as the top litter in the ocean. For 34 years it was cigarettes butts. Trash end up in the ocean not just because people litter. A big part of the problem is that recycling infrastructure is not in place to reincorporate all materials back into production. Candy wrappers are not recyclable. They are light and fly from the garbage trucks and landfills, ending up in rivers and ultimately the oceans.