Photo by sonjachnyj @ 123RF.com Plastic bags are everywhere you go. As you drive down the road, bags are blowing around or sitting in a ditch. There are so many that it genuinely makes you wonder what impact they’re having on the environment. However, with the implementation of biodegradable and compostable bags, we can lessen … More Biodegradable vs. Compostable Plastic Bags: The Real Difference
Photo by magraphics @ 123RF.com In the modern age of portable electronics, nothing seems to be more important than keeping your devices fully charged. Whether it is a cell phone, laptop, or tablet, consumer electronics have adopted lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries as a means of eliminating the cord. The problem is, even these advanced batteries … More Why Rechargeable Batteries Eventually Die (and What to Do)
Photo by Thongchai Saisanguanwong @ 123RF.com Reusable floss is an important factor in green living if you are committed to maintaining dental hygiene and environmental friendliness at the same time. Traditional dental floss is terrible for the environment and is not created out of readily biodegradable materials. So, does reusable floss actually work? The answer is … More This Reusable Floss Actually Works!
Photo by Esben Hansen @123RF.com Around 25.5 billion Q-tips are produced every single year. Since each one can only be used once, that means upwards of 25.5 billion Q-tips end up in the ocean and in landfills annually. Luckily, this number can be greatly reduced without giving up this sometimes essential toiletry item. Do reusable … More Review: Do Reusable Q-Tips Work?
Photo by Elizaveta Galitckaia @123RF.com We are a world of plastic. From our bags to our straws, these plastics are found everywhere. Unfortunately, that even includes the depths of our oceans. Environmentally conscious individuals have combined their voices and are making a change. The easiest change for the individual is to change to reusable straws. … More Silicone vs. Metal Straws: Which Material is Greener?
Photo by Maksym Yemelyanov @123RF.com With the ever-growing problem of cumulative damage to the global environment, we’re all searching for ways to be more sustainable in our day to day lives. As a result, the advent of sustainable products has been on the rise, and the Fairphone, marketed as a sustainable smartphone, has been one … More Is a Fairphone Greener Than a Secondhand Smartphone?
Photo by alphaspirit @123RF.com Solar water heaters are an effective way to save on energy costs and consumption in many climates. The sale of solar water heaters has increased significantly over the years, but the biggest limitation to more widespread use brings concerns regarding how well the unit will perform during winter. How do solar … More How Do Solar Water Heaters Work in the Winter?
Photo by bilanol @123RF.com You have been looking into environmentalism because you feel passionate about helping our planet. However, you have learned recently that being Vegan is a powerful way to help the environment. It makes you wonder if being Vegan is a requirement when attempting to save the environment. Do you have to be a … More Do you Have to be Vegan to be an Environmentalist?
Photo by Olga Miltsova @123RF.com The world has been veering away from using plastic straws, which you only use once and then throw away. These little straws, along with other single-use plastics, are not biodegradable, and many of them end up in the ocean. Some people stopped using straws altogether, but for others, they found … More Are Reusable Straws Sanitary? A Guide on Keeping Them Safe
Photo by Alessandro Guerriero @123RF.com It can be a hassle to buy a new paint roller. You’ve already invested time and money in the paint, tape, drop cloths, and other items, so you might wonder if you can reuse a previously used paint roller. Can you reuse a paint roller? Yes, you can! The 5 … More Easy DIY: How to Reuse Paint Rollers