I have a couple of gardening goals this year: 1. Replace the potted plants I killed last year 2. Declare war on my dandelions. These projects require potted plants and soil, and both of these items come packaged in: P L A S T I C ! ! ! What’s aContinue reading “Plants and soil”
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It may be awhile before they come out with bamboo or cardboard markers, but fear not! Terracycle can recycle your “dead” – ANY dead colored marker, pen cap, etc.! Let me tell you, with two busy artists on my hands, I’ve got PLENTY of those! The TerraCycle site gives you a couple of options, typically. Continue reading “Colored Markers”
Oh my goodness. Shampoo aisles are teeming with plastic bottles. Their life span is too short (~6 months) and their fragments, once discarded, last for centuries: “Can it really be true that half the plastic ever made was produced in the past 15 years? That a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year, withContinue reading “Shampoo”
Plastic Sandwich Bags
I have a two tiered approach for plastic bags. I’ve had a lot of friends ask me whether I would be throwing away all of my plastic this year based on my plastic free goal. The answer? No! Of course not! The way I see it, the plastic can either continue to exist in aContinue reading “Plastic Sandwich Bags”
Plastic abounds on airplanes. Every passenger receives a plastic cup, sometimes TWO (if you order tea, they hand you one for your teabag!!) that’s promptly thrown away after a few hours. That’s 52 million cups a day. “Every day, the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) provides service to more than 43,000 flights and 2.6 millionContinue reading “Airplane Cups”
Toilet Paper – UPDATE
Purchase from “Who Gives a Crap,” a natural, dye-free, earth-friendly toilet paper wrapped in… paper! From their site: “We’re determined to prove that toilet paper is about more than just wiping bums. We make all of our products with environmentally friendly materials, and we donate 50% of our profits to help build toilets for thoseContinue reading “Toilet Paper – UPDATE”
Protein Powder: update!
When a friend told me the single biggest impact I could have on my carbon footprint was to adopt a vegan lifestyle, I sat up and begrudgingly paid attention. He’d told me – simply – that eating a hamburger would have a greater impact on the planet than driving a Humvee around for aContinue reading “Protein Powder: update!”
Why refuse to use plastic anything?
1. It’s getting hot. I rent my basement and for about a week last summer it was tough for my kids and I to get a good night’s sleep. Since our basement is currently rented, we are unable to escape the heat down there (and hey, we’re Seattlelites, so no AC either). How hot hasContinue reading “Why refuse to use plastic anything?”
I no longer need them, but I’ve got a couple of incredible growing girls that do/will! Thankfully, we have options! Commercially produced sanitary pads have some bold promises, but these features are backed by a toxic cocktail of harmful chemicals that impact the earth and air as pointed out in this article: “The plastic layerContinue reading “Pads. Period.”
A clear winner has been confirmed! Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care – you can rest soundly knowing you can not only SMELL good, but avoid using pit stick with harmful chemicals AND save the planet at the same time! TOPS: Island Thyme – Grapefruit Mandarin. Also love: Cherry vanilla. For guys: SpruceContinue reading “Deodorant: update!”