Browsing the "Reduce" Category

Can You be Plastic-Free?

April 1st, 2013 | by The Green Divas

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


7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

December 3rd, 2012 | by The Green Divas

Our Green Dude Segment was with Green Dude Antonio, who is a water purification expert with Pur2o. I'm always surprised by how much I actually don't know and probably don't want to know! Anyway, that segment inspired this post about water - how we can conserve it, clean it and use it wisely


Waterflossers Have it Over Traditional Floss

April 5th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

I recently began researching water flossers, though, and it's been quite enlightening for an eco gal. When you think of the amount of floss and containers that find their way into landfills, it's no surprise that the water flosser seems to bare its eco-banner pretty loudly. I've found water flossers have it all over traditional dental floss


The Case for Using a Bidet

March 8th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Back in 2007 blogger Josh Madison tracked his toilet paper usage and representative of just one person, Josh reportedly used 2.8 miles of toilet paper. That's 49 rolls annually. What if there was a way to cut toilet paper usage and what if that method was already used in most parts of the world outside the United States? Enter the bidet and the method for Americans to reduce their use of toilet paper


Klean Kanteen: Replacing Plastics for Every Member of the Family

February 21st, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

The safety of BPA has been questioned by the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Food and Drug Administration. Recently, infant bottles have moved to BPA-free or back to glass. If you are looking for BPA-free replacements for plastic drink containers than look no further. Klean Kanteen offers replacements for plastic drink containers used by all members of your family



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