REUSE is trending again.

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.”

8 Simple Bathroom Swaps

My zero-waste journey naturally started in the kitchen (view previous post), with some bathroom swaps here and there. But the truth is that we accumulate a lot of “stuff” in the bathroom. And a lot of it is single-use packaging made of plastic. Sometimes you cannot even reuse those containers, right? If you have roommatesContinue reading “8 Simple Bathroom Swaps”

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!”

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!”

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!”

Natu Collective: RoadMap to Sustainable Living

Magdalena is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives with her husband, three kids and a dog named Lupita. She’s an environmental enthusiast who enjoys writing inspirations and ideas for a sustainable living. She’s always looking forward to learning more about sustainability and seeks to collaborate with companies in the design and development of their sustainability strategies. YouContinue reading “Natu Collective: RoadMap to Sustainable Living”

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”