Seems like a good idea to recycle our plastic into clothing, but these yoga pants and fleece jackets have a dirty secret. Learn more and take action with The Story of Stuff Project.
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Making a package “Lightweighted” is the practice of cutting down the amount of packaging material used to make it, or replacing it with a lighter weight alternative entirely. Learn five main types of packages being lightweighted.
There are many options for holiday shopping, but I want to tell you about the gift I want to give everyone on my list – the Soma Water Carafe. I gave myself this gift last December after reading about their campaign on Kickstarter. There was something about the look of the carafe, their promise of […]
Here at the Important Media network, we get pitched a lot. People ask us to promote all sorts of products, from toothbrushes to electric cars to luxury stays at four star hotels. OK..no one has pitched that at us, yet (ahem). But one of the real pleasures I take in working in the green media business is […]
The show was all about plastic — the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do to upgrade your own plastic habits.
Behaving in a sustainable manner doesn’t necessarily mean making extreme sacrifices and having to pay huge amounts of money for everyday products. Sure, sometimes you may have to pay a little more than normal but in most cases you are paying for quality which can prove more efficient at the end of the day. Including […]
A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food in glass and other non-plastic containers whenever possible. I was no fan of plastic. This should be easy and kind of fun, right?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used for over 40 years for the production of food grade containers including baby bottles and linings of food and beverage cans. In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled BPA safe for use in “food-related” materials. However, recent studies conducted with BPA on laboratory animals have brought […]
Easter is just around the corner and I am already looking for the best eco-friendly ways to decorate, dye eggs and enjoy the holiday. Being an important holiday for lots of people around the world, Easter has been celebrated with egg hunts, Easter bunnies, candies and dyed eggs for as long as we remember. The […]
Cool infographic on marine habitat and why we should protect it.
Reusable water containers are readily available and a wave of change is moving away from plastic bottles. There is still much to do. and you can keep it going by following these 5 other simple ways to wean off of plastic.
Plastic — can you imagine a day without it? It has come to be a component of nearly everything we buy and use, it seems. On the one hand, plastic has made things possible that might not have been possible. On the other hand, there are a few major problems (at least) with its widespread use….
Recycled Plastic Soccer Jerseys for Major International and Professional Soccer Teams — the Netherlands, Brazil, Barcelona, Arsenal, and More
First, before I get into this cool development in the world of soccer, I want to say that if these teams can get recycled plastic jerseys that are a good enough quality for players makings millions upon millions of dollars a year, hopefully it won’t be long before everyone can, and if you are a […]
You’ve seen the commericials on television for various drugs designed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), and a growing pharmaceutical industry has evolved from this male sexual problem closely associated with aging. But is growing older really to blame for ED? Not entirely, according to a new study that found Bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure is linked to […]