Photo by yokieyok @ 123RF.com The world collectively creates approximately two billion tons of waste per year. We toss so many things in the trash that should not even be thrown out. We buy so much that we do not need, and it just goes to waste. How many of us are guilty of throwing … More Recycling vs. Reusing: The Difference
Photo by karandaev @ 123RF.com There are many reasons why people like eating with chopsticks. For some, it’s all about having a more authentic dining experience. For others, it might be because they’re trying to lose weight. But like the discussion on plastic straws, do consider using reusable chopsticks to help save on costs and … More Best Reusable Chopsticks and Why They’re Better
Photo by Nadezhda Tsarenko @ 123RF.com If you have been in college even for just one semester, then you know how expensive textbooks are. You also know how hard it is to resell them if the school changes books for the next year. Then you are stuck with a pile of books that no one … More 15 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Old Textbooks
Photo by Dmitry Naumov @ 123RF.com As the world becomes aware of the climate change emergency, more people are embracing a green lifestyle. This has boosted the sustainable energy industry with technological innovations emerging every day. Therefore, portable solar panels are now more popular than ever. So, are portable solar panels worth it? While portable … More Are Portable Solar Panels Worth It?
Photo by Vladimir Gjorgiev @ 123RF.com LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are amazing! They last significantly longer than traditional bulbs and are much more energy efficient. Even though LEDs don’t technically burn out – they just get really, really dim, they still need to be replaced every few years. So, the question becomes… what are … More How to Safely Dispose of LED Lights
Photo by rawpixel @ 123RF.com Using a reusable cup has become a trend among the environmentally conscious, and Starbucks was quick to hop on the trend in the early 2010s, marketing their reusable cups as both a way to help the planet and as a branded accessory for Starbucks fanatics. But with the multitude of … More Are Starbucks Reusable Cups Worth It? The Pros and Cons
Photo by nettpix @ 123RF.com Linen and cotton both are among the most sustainable and environmentally friendly fabrics since they are not made from synthetic materials. Both natural plant-based fibers have different benefits and environmental downfalls. What is better for the environment, linen or cotton? Linen and cotton have different footprints depending on the way they … More What is Better for the Environment—Linen or Cotton?
Over 2 billion disposable razors are thrown away every year in the United States alone! These are going straight to the landfill and contributing to the global waste that is piling up due to the non-biodegradable items we use in our everyday lives. For those looking to reduce their footprint but are not wanting to … More Eco-Guide: 5 Alternatives to Disposable Razors
Photo by wklzzz @ 123RF.com If you’re here, it’s because you’re like us, and you find yourself not just drinking beer, but wondering about the bottles you’re left with. Recycling is a great option, but some pick-up recycling companies don’t take glass. So, instead, if you want to recycle these bottles you have to drive … More 10 Genius Ways to Reuse Beer Bottles
Photo by Olga Yastremska @ 123RF.com It’s becoming more and more important to make eco-friendly decisions as we continue to see how our actions impact the planet. Luckily, it is easy to make earth-minded decisions in our homes once we know of affordable and effective alternatives. Is bar soap more eco-friendly? One of the reasons bar … More Is Bar Soap More Eco-Friendly? Here are the Facts