waste reduction

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Stressed, broke, overwhelmed, and feeling a bit Grinchy about the …

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The Poo Problem: Diapers

Next to discipline, few parenting topics get people as worked …

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10 Things You Can Do Today for the Environment

The recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on …

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Pick Sustainable Music Festivals

It’s no secret that music festivals are big business these …

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5 Ways To Reduce Waste at Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

If, like me, you have the exquisite joy of sharing …

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Rags to Riches: Ditch Fast Fashion and Earn Cash From Your Clothes

Today, we want fast likes, fast friends, and fast coffee. …

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Can Greenwashing Ever Be Good?

When companies market a product as eco-friendly that might not necessarily be as “green” as they say, that’s known as greenwashing. A great example of this is boxed water — whether it comes in a plastic bottle or a carton, it still isn’t….

How Mealworms Could Eat Away Plastic Waste

The plastic consumption culture in the United States is getting out of control. Everywhere we turn, we’re surrounded by plastic. Plastic is such a versatile material that it’s used in the production of nearly everything these days. Even if you try….

Bulk Barn Finally Ditches the Mandatory Plastic Bags

A little under a year ago, inspired by zero-waste gurus Bea Johnson and Lauren Singer, I tried to live zero waste for a week. I wrote about my experiences here — the good, the bad and the ugly. Before starting out on this weeklong experiment,…

Infographic: How Many Trees Has E-Commerce Saved?

In the olden days, when you needed to buy something, you often turned to the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog, which contained in its pages anything you could want. The first catalog went out in 1888, advertising watches and jewelry. It was an…