Category: Eco Friendly

  • The Hidden Dangers of a World-Changing Product

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    It’s impossible to imagine modern life without plastics. From the moment the day begins, we are using plastic. It’s in our toothbrushes, our shower curtains and our phones. We use it on the way to work in bus seats, car dashboards, and bicycle helmets. We see it at lunch in takeout containers and disposable utensils. […]

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  • How to keep plastic out of the ocean

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    Plastic is kind of like a Twitter reply guy: It never goes away. And there’s more coming in. Each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic go into the ocean (that’s equal to about one garbage truck per minute), according to a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey […]

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  • 8 Cities that are taking steps against cars

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    In downtown Cairo, it’s not uncommon to see streets clogged with cars. But in a proposed redesign for a central thoroughfare, they’re hard to spot. Instead, in the concept illustration for what looks like the Egyptian version of Amsterdam, a two-way bike lane, a sidewalk, and a plaza filled with palm trees replace the sea […]

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  • How To Have an Eco-Friendly Daily Commute!

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    Are you becoming acutely aware of your ever-growing carbon footprint? If you look at modern trends, it seems as though society takes two steps back for every push we make forward. The simple act of living in this modern society has a detrimental impact on the world around us. So, it’s especially important to take […]

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  • How to have a sustainable and eco-friendly beauty routine

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    It’s been a long time coming, but people are finally realising that it’s cool to give a crap about the planet we live on. From ethical fashion brands to upping our recycling, most of us are being a bit more conscious about our lifestyle choices and wastage. ‘As consumers, I think we’d all like to […]

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  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips From Mom

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    When you grow up in a hippie household, you learn a lot about eco-friendly cleaning. There was no bleach in my childhood home, and I’m pretty sure my mom doesn’t even know how to use it. And I honestly couldn’t have a named a conventional bathroom cleaner until well after college. All of this to […]

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  • Is the Warming Ocean ‘Blob’ Impacting the Humpback Whale Population?

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    Just a few years ago, it looked as if humpback whale populations in the Pacific Ocean were booming. Receding sea ice due to climate change—though bad for polar bears and other wildlife—had lengthened the summer foraging season for hungry whales, and the U.S. government decided that certain populations had recovered enoughto be taken off the […]

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  • Recycle Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, and Paint for Free

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    Fort Collins residents and businesses can now recycle batteries, antifreeze, motor oil and paint free of charge. The city’s Timberline Recycling Center, 1903 S. Timberline Road, will take the items at its hard-to-recycle materials yard. That facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The city is offsetting the previous fee with […]

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  • California Seeing a Butterfly Boom After 7 Years of Drought

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    California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks […]

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  • Kellogg Uses Rejected Cornflakes to Make Beer to Help Cut Food Waste

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    Instead of letting misfit cereal go to waste, Kellogg’s is turning their rejected cereal flakes into beer. The food company’s new “Throw Away IPA” is being brewed with 70% wheat and 30% corn flakes that were too small, big, or undercooked to make it onto supermarket shelves from their UK manufacturing locations. Additionally, 10 pence […]

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